Ofsted’s new element: Attitude and behaviour

Attitude and behaviour together constitute one of Ofsted’s key assessment elements in their new Inspection Framework. FE News reports.

Behaviour is the way each of us presents ourselves to the world; it is how we manifest ourselves. It is our external self – our interface with the outside world.

Attitude is how we think and feel; our emotions, drivers and motives; and our beliefs, about ourselves and the world. It is our internal self.

Some key points about how these two relate:

  1. Attitude is the biggest single predictor of behaviour; if we feel happy, we tend to behave in a happy way. If we feel angry, we often display anger and act angrily. So, it is definitely worth working on any learner’s attitude, since changes in attitude are likely to lead to changes in behaviour. To put it simply, in many cases, attitude is cause, behaviour is effect. So, changing behaviour in the long term will probably be best achieved through a change in attitude

Read more key points and the difference between the attitude and behaviour, and their relationship. Ofsted’s new element: Attitude and behaviour 

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