An interpretative case study into the impact of a social-emotional programme at an international Lower School

Devitto, Julie (2014) An interpretative case study into the impact of a social-emotional programme at an international Lower School. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Abstract

The case study investigated the impact of the social-emotional

programme, “You Can Do It” taught to grades 2-5 at Shanghai

Community International School. It focused on three key areas: the

students’ perceived importance of relationships, the influence of the

programme on students’ thoughts and emotions and how students

used language and collaboration with others to learn. Mixed methods

were used to collect data including semi-structure interviews, critical

incidents, observations and journal entries to allow for triangulation

of data. The interviews were transcribed, and used with the other

data to create themes for analysis. The main findings from the study

highlight the importance of positive relationships and the

opportunities to use language in unique and varied contexts to

develop students’ thinking and learning. It also emphasised the

positive effect of the programme on students having an awareness of

theirs thoughts and emotions in relation to their learning and

motivation. Thus, the study supports the value of teaching the

programme within the context of an international lower school, with

an added focus on relationships and working in collaboration with

others for successful learning to take place.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2015 12:07
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 22:56
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/28233

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