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Somerset College: Difficult Behaviour

Principal focus of the project

The focus was on finding and demonstrationg a new approach that could be applied in collaboratin with other appropriate interventions that change difficult behaviours. In the context of this project, the approach identified was the use of enrichment. One of the researchers ran workshops for and with groups of learners who had been identifed as requiring input due to their behaviour and the dynamic of the group. All activities identifed for learners were practical, such as sports, forest skills, or other outdoor pursuits.

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What is this about and what were the main findings?

The team described shifting their perceptions of what success in the context of enrichment activities consisted of, and demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that all learners experience success, and that practitioners have a responsibility to ensure this happens. Participating learners appeared to have made a positive shift regarding both their attitudes and behaviour. Data was gathered from interviews/surveys.

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Somerset College


A case study describing an attempt to understand in more depth the causes of difficult and disruptive behaviour and to identify positive interventions that help to tackle it.

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