`It is a useful and practical resource which, even if not used for the purposes of staff development, contains helpful insights into something we often talk about but rarely stop to examine' - Adult Learners Self-esteem is a major factor in learning outcomes, with research consistently showing a positive relationship between how a person values themselves and their level of academic attainment. This book shows tutors how to build self-esteem in adult learners, especially those engaged on courses to improve literacy skills. The author presents a structured programme designed to raise self-esteem and also presents a theoretical basis for the development of self-esteem. Practical activities and
Chapter 1: The Self-Concept
The main aim of the book is to help tutors develop self-esteem in their students. However, in order to be able to practise the principles of self-esteem enhancement it is important to be aware of the theoretical framework underlying the various exercises and strategies outlined later in the book. Our starting point is the term self-concept. This is one of those terms in psychology which has come to be used in everyday life and as a result is often used to mean many different things. For our purposes the self-concept of a person is best defined as an awareness of the mental and physical attributes that make up a person, together with their feelings about their attributes. As such it is an ...