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All about Attitude. Maximising Social, Emotional and Achievement Outcomes

Professor Michael Bernard

A new, research-based framework will be presented that highlights the impact of students' attitudes (positive, negative) on character development, the acquisition of social-emotional skills and, most importantly, student wellbeing, behaviour and achievement outcomes. Negative attitudes (e.g., low frustration tolerance, pessimism, self-depreciation, impulsivity) are seen as a primary cause of students’ social-emotional-learning difficulties (anxiety, feeling down, anger, not paying attention, procrastination).

A central focus of this talk will be on ways schools and homes can significantly weaken negative attitudes, strengthen positive attitudes as well as deal with students' social-emotional-learning difficulties.

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