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`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

The Student's Personality
The student's personality

One of the first goals for the tutor should be to try to understand the student's personality – what makes the student tick. This means a little more than just getting to know the student. It means also learning a little about what makes for individual differences in people.

Social psychologists have shown us how we are all different in some ways but also that we are all alike in other ways. Students with literacy problems all have different personalities. Some are extraverted and so like working in a group. Some are introverted and prefer to work in a one-to-one situation. Some are shy and some are not. However, they are all the same in one sense. All of them are ...

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