Solvent Abuse


I begin by referring back to the teaching 'package' on . As I stated then the package was developed after some concern was expressed by newly appointed Nursing Assistants (Student Group). Individuals felt that their was a deficit in their personal knowledge on illicit substance misuse as a whole which included . This was an initial reason for developing the package, a learning need had been identified. This brings me on to discussing defining what teaching actually is, the principles of teaching and what approach I could adopt.
So, what is teaching ? There have been many, many definitions throughout the years including Peters(1977) teaching, 'includes a host of activities that have in ...

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The principle of pedagogy, described by Knowles(1973) as, 'the Art of Science of Teaching Children' suggests the traditional 'teacher-centred' approach which implies the student is a passive recipient of teaching. The student is dependent on the teacher who controls and makes the major decisions regarding what the student learns....is reliant on the transmission made form teaching i.e. telling the student, and....in the main subject centred (Hinchliff 1992). Compared to the theory of androgogy, 'the Art of Science of Helping Adults to Learn' (Knowles 1973), which is an 'adult' or 'student-centred' approach to learning which implies the student is an active learner. A partnership is developed between student and teacher. The emphasis is on the process rather than on the product of learning. As Kenworthy & Nicklin(1994) describe, 'teaching as applied to the androgogy theory is concerned with the creation of positive learning environments and provision of effective learning ...

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active involvement of the student group through a systematic approach to learning. This leads us to the component of learning and how I have designed the package to facilitate the learning process.

Like teaching, learning has been defined in numerous ways, Jarvis(1988) states, 'learning is the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes by study, experience or teaching'. Curzon(1985) goes on to describe learning as the, 'apparent modification of a person's behaviour through his activities and experiences so that his knowledge skill's and attitudes, including modes of adjustment towards his environment, are changed, more or less permanently'. Kenworthy & Nicklin(1994) recall ...

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