Aims & Outcomes of our sessions
Understand more about the learning outcomes available through BAC adventure activities.
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To support you achieving the best learning outcomes BAC has developed models of good practice that includes the following:
Understanding Social Values
Understanding & Identifying With Others
Understanding the benefits of listening to others.
Knowing how to listen effectively, for example, supporting the speaker with verbal and visual feedback.
Clarifying interpretation with questions.
Knowing how to speak effectively, including choosing an appropriate moment to speak.
Using appropriate tone, volume and speed for the listener/s, according to the situation.
Expressing the message clearly.
Responding to verbal and visual feedback accordingly.
Understanding body language.
Knowledge of other ways of communicating, for example, Touch, Sign language, Writing, Phone and other IT.
Acknowledging the importance of your feelings.
Recognising different feelings and emotions and how they might be expressed.
For example, states of mind and physical sensations.
Recognising and understanding your spiritual feelings.
Understanding how and when feelings and emotions are likely to take form,
What is it that triggers these changes?
Recognising how different feelings and emotions can affect your behaviour.
Understanding the importance of exploring feelings and emotions.
Understanding how your expression of different feelings and emotions can affect the behaviour of others towards you.
Developing strategies for managing feelings and emotions
Recognising problems and when they need to be addressed
Understanding the nature of a problem Understanding different strategies for clarifying problems
e.g.; defining the problem
breaking the problem down into component parts
sharing the problem with others Recognising which skills and/or resources are required to address a problem Recognising knowledge gained from other experiences that may help address a problem Understanding the impact of different solutions to; you, others and/or your environment
Understanding how problem solving can enhance your personal development
Understanding the value of planning your actions to achieve a task.
Recognising the benefits of setting short and long term goals.
Understanding how to set simple goals as an individual and as part of a group.
Understanding how to identify and allocate resources to achieve a task/goal.
Understanding how to develop different strategies for achieving goals.
For example, breaking a goal down into prioritised, manageable steps/tasks
anticipating future needs and/or potential problems.
identifying the lessons learned from similar experiences/tasks in the past.
Identifying who/what might be able to assist
allocating responsibilities for specific tasks to all involved (group goals).
Understanding how to approach complex tasks as a series of goals.
Understanding how to manage progress towards a number of different goals simultaneously.
Recognising how planning can help you to control your life.
Understanding the need to listen to other peoples’ points of view Understanding why you need to express your points of view assertively
Recognising the consequences of avoiding negotiation
Recognising situations where negotiation would be appropriate • Understanding when to respect a majority view
Understanding different strategies for negotiation,
e.g..; Demonstrating a willingness to compromise
Broadening the area of negotiation to allow for bargaining Demonstrating a willingness to trust
Recognising that reviewing experiences can help you learn more about yourself and others.
Recognising that reviewing experiences can help you to manage future situations with greater confidence and control.
Understanding how reviewing can help you to learn more about yourself, others and situations, including;
recognise when plans need to be adjusted/updated.
Identify when goals/tasks have been achieved.
Recognise why you have/have not achieved expected tasks/goals.
Recognise problems encountered more quickly in the future.
Manage your emotions/feelings.
Understand the emotions and feelings expressed by others.
Re-affirm your successes to motivate you to attempt greater challenges.
Understanding how to identify the lessons learned, so that you can apply them to other situations in the future.
Understanding Social Values
Recognising that people have different attitudes and beliefs.
Recognising that people with similar attitudes and beliefs tend to develop a social culture.
Recognising why different cultures & beliefs often develop their own set of social values.
Understanding how social values can help individuals to co-operate and coexist within a group or community.
Recognising the benefits of the mutual support that groups/communities can provide.
Recognising the values which are important to the various groups within your community.
Recognising the values that you feel are important to you and understanding how they motivate you and shape your attitude and behaviour towards others.
The fabric of the community in which you live
and the wider environment.
Understanding how social groups enforce/maintain their values.
Understanding how your disregard/lack of respect for the values of others, may cause them to respond.
Establishing Interpersonal Relationships
Understanding how to form a simple social bond with another person
by establishing a level of communication with another person, where both parties can benefit from their association.
Understanding why there are different types of relationship,
for example, between pupil and teacher,
within the family between children and parent(s), between siblings,
between doctor and patient,
between employer and employee,
between shop keeper and customer,
Recognising the benefits of a relationship to you.
Recognising when to trust and when you are being trusted.
Understanding your role within a relationship
i.e.; how you are expected to contribute to its maintenance/development.
Understanding how a simple relationship can develop into complex one.
Understanding the different roles that we take on with different people on a 1:1 level and as part of a group.
Understanding how to develop strategies to enable you to relate effectively with others.
Understanding & Identifying With Others
Recognising when you perceive others as different to you.
Recognising how your perception of others affects your behaviour.
Understanding how others may feel about the way that they are perceived/treated.
Recognising when others may feel the same or differently to yourself.
Understanding why others may feel the same or differently to yourself.