Children's behaviour is a key concern for trainees and teachers. This book explores the concept of behaviour for learning which is very much driven by the Every Child Matters agenda. It examines the roles of relationships and children's social knowledge in depth. In particular, it explores relationship with self, relationship with others and relationships with the curriculum. It also considers the importance of self-reflection and other additional factors affecting behaviour for learning such as children's learning difficulties. It highlights the complexities and wider social factors involved in attaining positive behaviour, in a way which recognises the whole child.
Kate Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln where she prepares students for placements in schools, encouraging them to gain confidence in achieving effective behaviour. Kate has extensive experience as a classroom teacher and SENCO and in training teachers and lecturing in Education Studies. She earned her PhD from the education faculty of the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include the social and emotional well-being of children and how children understand the world. Kate regularly disseminates her work at conferences worldwide, through publications and has appeared in local and national media.
Behaviour: why you need to care Top tips for teachers and why you need a wider understanding Who am I? A child's sense of self Interactions: Children's relationships with others In the classroom: Children's relationships with the curriculum Additional factors Ways forward You're not alone: your relationships with others Self reflection: how are you doing? Conclusion