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What do your students need to learn?

Gathering and analysing a range of information about the learning needs of your students in relation to friendships will help you to identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to develop in their class programmes. Possible learning outcomes that relate to the learning experiences in this book are listed below. You could draw on these outcomes to set goals with your students and to provide them with feedback about their progress.

Students will:




Personal Identity and Self-worth      
  • recognise and accept that people are different
5 A 4
  • demonstrate an understanding of how their attitudes and values affect the way they respond to different situations
5 C 2
  • demonstrate an understanding of how their attitudes and values affect the way they interact with people
5 C 2
  • identify their feelings and express them appropriately. 
5 A 1
Enhancing Relationships      
  • identify and describe the features of healthy friendships
4 C 1
  • identify and describe the importance, diversity, and changing needs of friendships
4 C 1
  • describe the different roles that they undertake in a variety of friendships
4 C 1
  • identify important qualities in friendships
5 C 1
  • celebrate positive experiences within friendships
5 C 1
  • identify difficulties in friendships and develop strategies to overcome these
5 C 1
  • demonstrate the skills of active listening and use these in mediation situations
4 C 3
  • use “I” statements to express feelings verbally
4 C 3
  • give and receive positive and negative feedback and use assertiveness to make healthy decisions
5 C 3
  • use negotiation skills to resolve conflict in friendships.
5 C 1/3
Supportive Environments      
  • examine the factors that make it difficult for some students to be accepted or to make friends and how this influences their well-being
5 D 1
  • demonstrate an understanding of their responsibilities in relationships
6 C 2
  • identify support available in cases of discrimination
5 D 2
  • publicise information about discrimination to others in the school
5 D 4
  • respect the rights of others in relationships
5 C 1
  • identify ways to access appropriate people and agencies to obtain help with relationship difficulties.
5 D 2