• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book provides an overview essential for a proper understanding of effective approaches to PSHE education in secondary education and the valuable role it can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of adolescents. Coverage includes: • The importance and scope of PSHE education • The theory and research evidence for effective practice in the secondary school • School structures which support effective teaching and learning in PSHE education • Assessment for, and of, learning in PSHE education • The role of visiting experts in PSHE education • Overlaps with pastoral and therapeutic support

Understanding Adolescent Development
Understanding Adolescent Development
Learning objectives

Through reading and reflecting on the content of this chapter you will begin to:

  • recognise how different definitions of adolescence shape our response to adolescents
  • know the principle theories of adolescence and how they have shaped our understanding
  • relate these theories to our emerging understanding of brain development
  • have an opportunity to reflect on how these theories help inform PSHE education.
Before we start

An experienced colleague in a large secondary school told me recently that he was facing one of the most difficult challenges of his career. Having advanced through the school as ...

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