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.

The Young Ones

The Young Ones

The young ones
Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter looks at the needs and characteristics of 14–16-year-old learners who follow a vocational programme in FE as an alternative to part or all of the Key Stage 4 school curriculum. It offers some practical strategies for motivating and engaging younger learners, and encourages you to reflect on ways in which your lesson planning and teaching style can be tailored to meet their needs.


Working with younger learners can be unfamiliar territory even for experienced FE teachers. We tend to think of FE learners as falling into the category of 16+ school leavers or adults aged 19 and over. Our lesson planning strategies and repertoire of teaching methods will have been ...

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