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.

Teachers Talking

Teachers Talking

Teachers talking
Henry Adams
Henry Adams1907

The Objectives of this Chapter

This chapter relates, in teachers’ own words, some of the most difficult or confrontational incidents they have had to deal with. It analyses and evaluates the strategies they have used, and invites you to do the same. The purpose of the chapter is to present you with a range of possible solutions to difficult situations.


The material in this chapter is based upon responses from 100 teachers working in the FE sector. One of the questions they were asked was: To what extent have you observed or encountered learner behaviour in the classroom or workshop which has had a negative effect on other learners’ opportunity to learn? Over half the teachers replied that they encountered this ...

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