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

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

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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 / Publication Title: Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal (TEAN)
Publisher: Unipress
ISSN: 2054-5266
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Children, Youth, Families and Community Work
Depositing User: Linda Shore
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 07:24
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 10:16


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