These companion articles from the SEND journal , written by Barry Carpenter, Jo Egerton and Stas’ Samagala, are relevant to schools and settings in this time of evolving educational approaches and interventions to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional well being. As the title suggests current thinking for neuroscience is applied to the rich range of narrative based resources in the ‘Beyond Words’ series of books and on line materials.
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In this new article Professor Carpenter, former Director of the DfE funded Project on Children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, discusses what new teaching and learning approaches are required to truly meet the needs of the children. Research has shown that Engagement is the key to successful learning for these children, and, indeed, any child with Special Needs.
The article describes how the Engagement Framework for Learning (including the Profile and Scale) evolved, how it was extensively trialled across the UK and internationally, and how is commends itself as a personalised assessment approach that celebrates children’s learning, and empowers the quality of teaching. Prof Barry Carpenter SEND May 2016.
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Following on from my earlier challenge to schools and service about their male engagement strategies, this magazine from CAF is full of useful ideas, insights and stories.