Cowie, H. & Jennifer, D. (Co-ordinating team, UK), Chankova, D. & Poshtova, T. (Bulgaria), Deklerck, J. & Deboutte, G. (Belgium), Ertesvåg, S. K. & Samuelsen, A. S. (Norway), O'Moore, M. & Minton, S. J. (Ireland) and Ortega, R. & Sanchez, V. (Spain) © (2006)

School Bullying and Violence: Taking Action

Module E

Unit E5 - Creating a Shared Understanding of School Bullying and Violence

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Objectives:

  • To consider strategies for engaging staff in activities which will support them in arriving at a clearer rationale for creating a shared understanding of school bullying and violence

  • To motivate and support staff in creating a shared understanding of school bullying and violence and ownership of and commitment to the work to combat these problems

  • To be familiar with the skills involved in preparing for a school action plan

Facilitation skills to be developed through this unit:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the benefits of creating a shared understanding and commitment

  • effective procedures to create shared understanding and commitment

  • how teachers relate to each other

  • factors influencing collaboration among staff

Personal qualities and attributes include:

  • being an effective leader of change processes

  • being able to facilitate and values colleagues' opinions about their work situation

  • being an advocate for pupils (best interest) in working with/among staff

  • having knowledge of the skills needed to facilitate staff members with opportunities to create a shared understanding and knowledge of school bullying and violence

  • being sensitive to different opinions among staff

  • being able to engage others in cooperative work and create a collaborative process

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