perception

Within Outdoor and Adventurous activities, is risk perception a barrier to participation and how can we overcome this to encourage participation as a fundamental part of curriculum?

Within Outdoor and Adventurous activities, is risk perception a barrier to participation and how can we overcome this to encourage participation as a fundamental part of curriculum?

Faced with teachers who see the risk factor of participation too high and not worth the experience relating to the bigger picture of study, it has seemed that a ‘not on my watch’ attitude has been generated. Students on the other hand are predominantly the ones whose perception of risk is lower and their fear factor isn’t as great.

Teaching Experience Or Qualification?

The aim of the study is to examine the perceptions of the language teachers regarding teaching at Defence School of Languages. The design involved carrying out qualitative interviews with the teacher colleagues to record their views and perceptions. Five questions guided the interviews. Two main themes were generated from the analysis of the interviews. They were “teaching qualification “and “teaching experience”.

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Men In Childcare

This paper will examine the role of men in early childcare and education; whether men are fully represented in the childcare workforce, and if not, what can be done to increase the range and availability of training to promote childcare as a worthwhile and credible career option for men.
And the question is….
 ‘Why don’t more men get involved with the care and education of babies and young children?
 What can we do to make this a more attractive career for men, and what are the benefits, if any, of so doing?
 Are there barriers to men choosing this pathway which could be removed, and if so, how?’

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College and Work-Based Learning in Hairdressing - How to Improve the Perceived Skill Level

It has frustrated me for a long time, how the perceptions are very different between college training, and work based learning, whilst both are striving to achieve the same end result. That end result being excellent professionals in the hair and beauty industry, that in turn give back to their community and the industry as a whole. After being on both sides of the fence, so to speak, salon lecturer and professional hairdresser. I feel it has been a constant problem/clash between what is expected from employees and the skills students actually possess.
I would like to explore and diagnose this hypothesis further and delve into what the issues/problems are, if any, why they exist, evaluate my findings and take appropriate action where possible, and as a trainer what I could do about closing the divide between these two areas. 

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Perceptions Of International Students Regarding Equality At A Private College In The United Kingdom

My interest in the welfare of international students is due to the fact that l used to be one a few years ago and experienced the challenges of adapting to a new culture not only while studying but when engaged with the general community. My subject specialist teaching area involves assisting learners to adopt the care value base which should be part of their professional and personal practice. My learners work with vulnerable people and some of them are practising to be managers which means they will be directly responsible for the welfare of others and therefore needed to develop skills for promoting equality within their work place. As a result, l felt this had to start with how the learners felt in the classroom. The students had also hinted during normal classroom discussions about how they felt about equality within the college which l therefore decided to explore and find out to what extent and the impact.

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Children’s and Young People’s Perceptions of their Local Area and their Setting.

Children’s and Young People’s Perceptions of their Local Area and their Setting.

This Action Research paper is aimed at identifying children’s and young people’s perceptions of their local area and their setting. I wanted to find out if the children and young people felt safe in their local area and at the school they attend, and their views of what they thought may possibly be put in place to make them feel safer.

Overcoming Barriers on the Perception of Complementary or Energy Medicine as a part of a Holistic Life Style.

Overcoming Barriers on the Perception of Complementary or Energy Medicine as a part of a Holistic Life Style.

The area that I have identified to research is peoples‘ perception of some of the holistic medicine practices in our society today. Although some of these are still frequently described as ―New Age‖ crackpot ideas, others have already been accepted by Western medicine and integrated into our conventional medical system. It seems to have been forgotten that these practices are of a holistic (spiritual) nature that has been lost in some parts of western society.