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Title: Believing You Can is the First Step to Achieving: A CBT and Attribution Retaining Programme to Improve Self-Belief in Students aged 8-12
Contributor(s): Chodkiewicz, Alicia (author); Boyle, Chris (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17450
Abstract: When I (first author) look back on my own schooling, I realise that I was one of the lucky ones. I was a high achiever - a straight A student - who loved learning, was particularly good at maths, and loved new challenges teachers set for me. However, when I began working with children in the area of learning support, I realised that not all children shared my love for learning. For many, learning was a constant struggle that brought with it a lot of frustration and disappointment. As a maths tutor, I often had students, even parents, say to me 'I can't do maths' or 'I don't have a mathematical brain.' Many children and even adults completely shut down when confronted with a task that requires them to use numbers. So what was going on? What I discovered in my extensive work and research in this area is that negative perceptions of one's own abilities are a strong influencer over whether we succeed or fail. For example, a student who is struggling with his learning, who, despite trying hard, is falling behind in his work and getting low marks, begins to doubt his abilities. As soon as a student begins to doubt himself he loses motivation and ultimately disengages. 'What is the point, I am only going to fail anyway' becomes a common thought. For some children, failure in school can be endemic; it may have gone on for a long time but we have to find areas where students still feel successful and nourish these, even though the failure could be deeply buried in some.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781849056250
Field of Research (FOR): 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
130312 Special Education and Disability
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/211744325
http://www.jkp.com/uk/believing-you-can-is-the-first-step-to-achieving-978-1-84905-625-0.html
Extent of Pages: 168
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