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Active learning in PSE

Personal and Social Education

Active learning in PSE

Children and young people learn effectively when they are actively involved in the learning process. A positive, safe learning environment with established ground rules which engender mutual respect, support and high expectations is a key feature.

Personal and social education is a process in which real experiences, attitudes, values, and emotions are shared, explored and reflected upon.  Successful and motivating PSE requires approaches in which learners:

  • develop their personal and social skills
  • are active participants not passive listeners
  • accept responsibility for their learning
  • learn from each other
  • reflect on their learning and relate it to real experiences
  • apply their learning in ‘real’ contexts.

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