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Personal responsibility: the creation, implementation and evaluation of a school-based program

Mergler, Amanda G., Spencer, Fiona H., & Patton, Wendy A. (2008) Personal responsibility: the creation, implementation and evaluation of a school-based program. Journal of Student Wellbeing, 2(1), pp. 35-51.

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Abstract

The purposse of this study was to create, implement and evealuate a Personal Responsibility education program for high-school students. Using a constructivist framework, a five lesson program based on key themes identified by adolescents in focus groups was developed. This program was run over one term at a public high school in urban Queensland. During the term students examined and discussed notions of choices, consequences, emotional awareness, personal and social responsibilities. Feedback from studens and teachers showed that they found the program interesting, relevant and informative for students, and to have strengthened relationships between students within a class and between students and teachers. The program offers high schools the opportunity to enhance adolescents' personal, emotional and social development.

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ID Code: 17802
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1835-7806
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Univrsity of South Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2009 21:34
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:18

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