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Event: Meeting the Challenge of Behaviour (Nov, 2013: Sheffield, UK)

Event: Meeting the Challenge of Behaviour

Date: Friday 8th November 2013: 9.30am – 1.00pm

Venue: Double Tree Hotel, Chesterfield Road South, Sheffield, S8 8BW

Description: This event is sponsored by the Economic & Social Research Council for the ESRC Festival of Social Science. It is hosted by The Autism Centre, Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Fusion Teaching School Alliance, Holgate Meadows and Heritage Park.

All welcome. This event is FREE!

Please register at http://www.shu.ac.uk/esrcfestival

Focus of the event: The problem of behaviour can often become mislocated within individual children and young people, viewed as part of their ‘condition’ rather than as a relationship issue between the young person, the people around him/her and the environments in which they are situated. Children and families become labelled as challenging and behavioural strategies can often become restrictive, punitive or exclusionary. This then threatens the inclusion agenda. The focus of this event will be to review what social science research reveals about the notion of ‘problem behaviour’ and to explore how this information can lead us to more positive and enabling strategies of support.


  • Amanda Costello—Deputy Head at Talbot Specialist School – welcome and introductions
  • Dr Nick Hodge—Reader in Education, Childhood and Inclusion – ‘What does research tell us about effective practice in meeting the challenge of behaviour?’ and discussion.
  • Tony Middleton— Executive Head of Holgate Meadows and Heritage Park – ‘Working in partnership with parents and carers whose children demonstrate behaviours that challenge’ and discussion

 For more info contact: Dr Nick Hodge: n.s.hodge@shu.ac.uk

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