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.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Great expectations

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter is about how our expectations of our learners – and our learners’ expectations of themselves – can influence their willingness and ability to learn. It suggests ways in which these preconceptions can be challenged, and examines strategies for raising learners’ self-esteem and helping them to set positive, achievable goals.

Introduction: It's not a Battle!

When Nelson sent a signal to his fleet before the Battle of Trafalgar ‘England expects that every man will do his duty’, was he reminding the crews to obey orders – behave the way you're supposed to, or else – or was he letting them know that he had absolute faith in their courage and ability; that he and all England knew ...

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