This course explores why some people are more resilient than others, how to build resilience and strategies to help deal with adversity.
During this course, you will follow the story of Zach, a student who is having a hard time at school. In each section, we take you through a further stage of Zach’s experience, and then ask you questions. In order to answer these questions, you will have research to do. In each case we have provided links to a range of articles and websites, which are accessed using the “Materials” tab. You will see this tab above the scenario details, and above the assessment questions.
These resources will not hand you the assessment answers immediately. You will need to read and digest them to find the specific pieces of information needed to answer the questions. This will have the effect of cementing the learning in your memory as you use what learning psychologists call “active processing” to understand the materials and extract the information you need. If you get an answer wrong, don’t despair; go back and look again. All the information you need is there to be found. Remember that one or more of the options may be correct for each assessment question. Select as many of the options as you think are applicable.
To provide practical ways for learners to develop the resilience of their mentees and themselves
- Explain why some people are more resilient than others
- Apply methods of building resilience within mentoring programmes
- Create strategies for mentees to independently develop their resilience