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Monday, October 8, 2012

Process evaluation and feasibility study of In:tuition, a life skills education programme for young people aged 9-14 years

In November 2011 CSN, a community interest company, was appointed by Alcohol Research UK to undertake an initial, independent process evaluation and feasibility study of the implementation of In:tuition.
In:tuition is an evidence based, life skills education programme for young people aged 9-14, developed by Drinkaware. The programme consists of 10 primary lessons and 11 secondary lessons. It is based upon the Unplugged programme that has good evidence of effectiveness. Alcohol is its theme but the focus is much wider, including:
  • self awareness
  • attitudes and behaviour
  • advertising, branding and the media
  • personal choices
  • emotions, communication skills and assertive behaviour
  • the influence of peers
  • goal setting and confidence
In:tuition is also digitally based to make the learning experience relevant and motivating. Home learning tasks are included to encourage discussion with parents/carers and promote consistent messages to young people at home and school.
The evaluation looked at the implementation of the programme in the classroom, how it was used, the extent to which it was implemented as intended, its acceptability to staff and students; its relevance and appropriateness, barriers to implementation and any requirements for additional support or training.
Schools provided initial information regarding their plans for piloting the programme. Feedback was collected from staff and pupils through online questionnaires, school visits, teacher interviews and pupil focus group discussions.   > > > >   Read More