Presenting to and working with young people
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Working with and
presenting to young
Advanced Practitioner/ Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science
Programme for today
Hopes and fears?
Characteristics of 16-19 learners
Strategies to overcome such pitfalls
Opportunity to feedback & experiment
16-19 learners (Cons and Pros)
• If you: know it, use it, have heard of
it, buy it, listen to it, do it…
…it’s old to them!
• Unpredictable, can and will catch
you off guard, will ask challenging
questions, and will want to get one
over on you.
• Have incredibly short attention
spans and will drift off-topic at a
moments notice, unless they see
the relevance to them.
• Always looking for a simpler, easier,
more straight-forward way of doing
• Entertaining, diverse, exciting, and
rewarding people to work with
• Capture their interest and they will
want to let you into their world and
show you who they really can be!
(EAGER TO PLEASE)
1. Why have we got to be here? How is this
relevant to us? Why should I listen to
2. Low productivity and work rate
3. Not having enough prepared – running
out of things to challenge learners
Strategies to overcome – “Why have
we got to be here?”
Relate topic to vocational area needs (Jobs, skills).
Find a common ground to connect with individuals
(Your story, successes/failures)
Use a multitude of varied and engaging media (Text,
Video, Internet, Social)
Young people love to be challenged (Solve a problem,
create something new)
Strategies to overcome – Low
productivity/ work rate
E.g. Pose, pause, pounce, bounce
Group work and defined roles/practice
E.g. researcher, scribe, presenter/ “book, buddy and boss”
Checking learning and keeping learners on their toes
Strategies to overcome – Not having
Element of challenge/competition
After every session remember to consider the following
Don’t be afraid to try something new, or change in the moment if
its not working! (Reflection-in-action)
What aspect of that session went
What parts of that session didn’t
seem to work?
Why did the group seem to like
Why didn’t the group seem to like
How could we make more of this in
How could I modify this next time?
Opportunity to feedback &