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Skills Development in PSE

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Students identify and develop appropriate PSE skills through an extremely supportive and structured series of worksheets, each focusing on a different skill and each including specific assessment activities. Comprehensive Teachers Notes, also well structured, allow less experienced PSE teachers to develop their own skills in this area. Valuable advice is included on assessment and evaluation.

Topics include: Brainstorming; Roleplay; Presentation, communication and listening skills; Chairing a meeting; Taking minutes; Interview techniques; Argument, debating and evaluation skills; How to reach a consensus.

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Size: 65 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 324 9
Author(s): Phil Freeman
Code: SDPS
Popularity rank: 279

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Contents List


  • 7 WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED? - Students produce charts showing PSE skills they need to develop.
  • 9 BRAINSTORM - Students develop effective brainstorming skills through observation and practice.
  • 11 AFTER THE BRAINSTORM - Students explore effective ways of using a brainstorm to begin researching a topic.
  • 13 USING ROLE-PLAY - Students take part in role-plays to discover what they can learn through role-play and how conflict can be handled safely.
  • 15 WHEN TO ROLE-PLAY - Students identify situations in and out of school where role-play could be a useful tool.
  • 17 CHAIRING A MEETING - Students develop the skills needed to chair a meeting successfully.
  • 1 9 TAKI NG MI NUTES - Students think about the purpose of minute-taking, and develop the skills needed to be a minutes secretary.
  • 21 USING A TAPE RECORDER - Students learn about the practicalities of taping interviews.
  • 23 PLANNING A RECORDING - Students think about the preparations needed before taping an interview and develop a system to ensure nothing is forgotten.
  • 25 WHAT TO ASK - Students learn how to plan questions for interviews, and how to follow up interesting points as the interview develops.
  • 27 USING A VIDEO CAMERA - I - Students learn the basics of video recording in the classroom.
  • 29 USING A VIDEO CAMERA - II - Students learn how to use the camera in and out of the classroom to convey information.
  • 31 GOOD COMMUNICATION - Students practise verbal communication skills, including accurately describing objects and giving directions.
  • 33 COMMUNICATING EMOTIONS - Students focus on their own abilities to talk about their feelings, and practise developing these skills.
  • 35 CLEAR SPEECH - Students use a newsreading activity to develop skills in clear speech.
  • 37 LISTENING SKILLS - Students practise listening to and recalling information, with and without the aid of taking notes.
  • 39 REACHING A CONSENSUS - Students identify and practise the techniques which enable a group to reach a consensus.
  • 41 STYLES OF PRESENTATION - Students plan a presentation which uses verbal and visual presentation skills.
  • 43 PUBLIC SPEAKING - Students develop the skills and confidence needed to speak to an audience.
  • 45 GROUP WORK - Students compare the effectiveness of groups chosen by themselves and groups chosen by the teacher.
  • 47 TAKING NOTES - Students develop the skills needed to take effective notes from written material.
  • 49 BONDING - Students take part in several bonding exercises and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • 51 PREPARING A CASE - Students practise preparing and holding an effective argument.
  • 53 LEADERSHIP - Students identify leadership skills and assess their own potential as leaders.
  • 55 EVALUATION - Students develop a system for evaluating lessons and activities.
  • 57 CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING - Students explore the benefits of creative thinking through a number of theoretical exercises.
  • 59 USING INITIATIVE - Students test their initiative skills through a game of collecting objects.
  • 61 CHALLENGING OTHERS - Students learn effective strategies for challenging racist, sexist or other anti-social comments and opinions.
  • 62 APPENDIX A - Listening Skills: Two Stories
  • 63 APPENDIX B - Student Record Sheet
  • 64 APPENDIX C - Class Record Sheet
  • 65 APPENDIX D - Lesson Evaluation Sheet