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Willing to accept responsibility for own progress


Actively involved in learning process


Well organised


Realistic (in target setting)


Open to constructive criticism


Able to assess their own progress


Able to think creatively


Keen to succeed


Ready to learn from past experience






Supportive of each other




Reluctant (especially if obliged to attend)


Failed previously at school


Feel vulnerable


Need constant reassurance


Uncertain about their abilities


Have low self-esteem


Resent having to be "disciplined"


Have negative self-image (and under-rate themselves)


Have other responsibilities and commitments


May have difficulty with hearing / seeing / short-term memory


Critical of each other




May have forgotten "how to learn" (or may never have known)


"Just like big kids"