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.

Where Do We Start?

Where Do We Start?

Where do we start?
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll1865

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter is about the importance of identifying the learner's starting point, and using this to inform your teaching and planning. It will help you to discover what is positive and how to build on it; and how you can address learners’ behaviour by challenging and modifying their construct of the ‘teacher’.

Introduction: The Importance of Communication

We began the practical chapters of this book by looking at what learners have to say about their learning. There is good reason why this was the appropriate place to begin. Our starting point – if we want to motivate and engage our learners – should always be the learners themselves, whether we are planning our ...

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