`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 with Special Educational Needs

The student with special educational needs

In the previous chapter tutors were introduced to the importance of getting to know something about the student's personal characteristics. These personal characteristics are combined into what is usually known as ‘personality’. Equally important is the need to be aware of any special educational needs that a student may have. Without this knowledge the tutor may present the student with material that is difficult for them to learn or even totally beyond their capacity. If either of these were to happen, both tutor and student would become frustrated and the self-esteem of both would be at risk. Imagine for a moment the consequences of presenting a list of words to a student to learn ...

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