This practical guide to managing behaviour in Further and Adult Education is for all those training to teach in the sector. The third edition includes new chapters on 14-19 learners and behaviour theory and continues to offer practical ideas on how to manage and motivate students. It takes account of the variety of contexts in the sector and makes reference to important research findings and studies of learner behaviour. Based firmly on what teachers and students have to say about their experiences, it uses case studies, dialogue and journal extracts to explore key issues, and help teachers develop their practice.

Learners Talking

Learners Talking

Learners talking
O.W. Holmes
O.W. Holmes1872

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter looks at what learners themselves have to say about why they are in post-compulsory education or training, and what motivates them to remain there. They speak about their previous experiences of education and training and how these have shaped their attitudes. There are opportunities for you to analyse and reflect upon these accounts and to identify ways in which what these learners say could be used to inform your own teaching and planning.

Introduction: Personal Experiences

This chapter is based on the accounts which real learners have given of their experiences and perceptions of post-compulsory education and training (PCET), and how they came to be there. In Chapter 2 we looked at a number of ...

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