1. Identify a range of behaviours that you have encountered when delivering learning in different learning situations. Provide an analysis of the impact of those behaviours on others and yourself, with particular reference to the impact of learning. Making reference to relevant reading, review factors which may influence the behaviours that you have identified.
I could argue that some Trainees don’t realise or know they are behaving inappropriately, and it can be a frightful shock when it is realised that the tolerance within a civilian classroom and a military classroom are vastly different and due to the army philosophy, very few Trainees continue to be disruptive. Before the military ethos is instilled, a number of different behaviours and emotions are evident, some of these are: having no interest in the subject, they don’t understand the content of the lesson, disrupting others by being argumentative or acting as the class clown, violent behaviour towards other Trainees, has learning difficulties or they could have personal problems within the barrack room or at home.
Some of the issues listed are dealt with quickly and with no disruption, the problems arise when a situation is not dealt with quickly or signposted to the relevant support teams; for example, a discipline problem should be dealt with immediately and publicly, this demonstrates a zero tolerance to the other Trainees, and will in most cases, encourage those in that class not to be disruptive. If a Trainee is signposted as having learning difficulties, they can be directed to the Learning Support Officer which will ensure they are given the correct professional help in a timely fashion.
The Trainees who are considered to have unacceptable behaviour or labelled disruptive, can be turned into fine students with the correct nurturing from Instructors; this could be with short sharp and appropriate discipline, an understanding of the
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