Enhancing learner behaviour: establishing and maintaining an effective learning environment
Areas in scope in this chapter in relation to the standards for teachers, tutors and trainers working in the sector are AS 1, AS 2, AS 4, BS 3, DS 1, DS 2, DS 3, FS 3.
It could be argued that this chapter should appear nearer the beginning of this text. It is likely, as a text for the beginner teacher, to be one of the most referenced. It is placed near the end of the book for a specific purpose, namely to remind the reader that:
teaching/tutoring/training is a skill that has to be practised and developed
it does not come naturally
we learn most from making mistakes, reflecting on our errors and making adjustments to our practice
it is your role to establish an environment that is conducive to learning.