The use of Transactional Analysis in secondary education: a case study

Stuart, Kaz (Karen) and Algar, Ali (2011) The use of Transactional Analysis in secondary education: a case study. Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), 3 (1).

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a case study on the use of Transactional Analysis (TA) in schools in England. The paper gives a brief overview of TA and its relevance to secondary education – for pupils, teachers and school improvement. TA is a field of psychology that looks at the ‘transactions’ that go on between people when they communicate. Self-awareness and understanding of others enables individuals and groups to develop effective and powerful communication and a better climate in the workplace. This paper goes on to present the findings of the case study on teaching TA to children and young people from 11 – 25 and their teachers. We have found that children, young people and teachers with TA skills have better self-awareness, increased understanding of others and as a consequence better relationships and can demonstrate impact on attendance, attainment, personal and professional lives and school climate overall. We conclude with recommendations for practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)
Publisher: Unipress
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Working with Children and Families
Pre 2016 Departments: Services > Academic Quality & Development > CDEPP
Depositing User: Linda Shore
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 07:24
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 08:42
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1368

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