Developing positive relationships that encourage curiosity and questioning

Developing positive relationships with AHP Support Workers in their learning role is important for a number of reasons:

  1. Improved learning outcomes: Positive relationships between educators and learners can lead to improved learning outcomes. When learners feel supported and valued, they are more likely to be engaged and motivated to learn.
  2. Enhanced well-being: Positive relationships can promote the well-being of both educators and learners. When people feel connected and supported, they are more likely to feel happy and fulfilled.
  3. Increased collaboration: Positive relationships can foster a sense of collaboration and teamwork, which can be beneficial for learners as they work on projects and assignments.
  4. Enhanced social skills: Developing positive relationships with others can also help learners develop important social skills, such as communication, empathy, and conflict resolution.
Develop positive relationships that encourage curiosity and questioning
Develop positive relationships that encourage curiosity and questioning

Overall, developing positive relationships with learners is important for creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that promotes growth and success for all involved.

There are a few key strategies that a work based practice educator can use to build positive relationships with support workers and encourage curiosity and questioning:

  1. Show genuine interest in the learners and their learning: Being genuinely interested and engaged in the learners and their learning can help create a positive and supportive learning environment. This can involve asking open-ended questions, listening actively, and offering encouragement and support.
  2. Encourage open communication and dialogue: Encouraging open communication and dialogue can help create a safe and supportive environment for learners to ask questions and express their ideas and concerns. This can involve regularly asking for feedback and encouraging learners to share their thoughts and opinions.
  3. Foster a growth mindset: A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed through effort and learning. Encouraging a growth mindset can help learners feel more confident and motivated to take on challenges and ask questions.
  4. Use a variety of teaching methods: Using a variety of teaching methods can help engage learners and encourage them to ask questions and explore new ideas. This can include hands-on activities, group work, and discussions.
  5. Model curiosity and a love of learning: As an educator, it’s important to model a love of learning and a sense of curiosity. This can involve asking your own questions, seeking out new information and ideas, and demonstrating a willingness to learn and grow.

Read this

MindTools has a good short article article exploring growth mindset and the NCFE also has a good brief article on coaching for a growth mindset.

Watch this

Brené BrownThe Power of Vulnerability

This is a compelling and thought-provoking discussion on the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in building positive relationships. It’s a short talk (around 20 minutes) and is highly rated, with over 50 million views.