Addressing 'problem behaviour' in the early years: an innovative film resource
Project Directors: Dr Rachel Holmes, Prof Maggie Maclure
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (follow-on funding scheme)
Duration: October 2010 - December 2010
During a recent ESRC-supported project, Becoming a 'Problem': How Children Develop a Reputation as 'Naughty' in the
Earliest Years at School [RES062230105], the project team developed a prototype film that presented the issues
identified during the project in an innovative way. By departing from the usual didactic conventions of the educational
film or the in-service training video and inviting a more open and critical engagement from audiences, the film has the
potential to help viewers examine and challenge their existing preconceptions concerning young children and behaviour.
The film presents the knowledge generated during a data-rich qualitative study in an interesting and provocative format
and has the capacity to improve knowledge transfer and user impact. The grant will enable the further development of the
film and an accompanying educational package aimed at user groups with an interest in understanding and tackling problem
behaviour in the early years.
You can download the accompanying discussion materials and discussion sheets by clicking on each theme below.
|What counts as problem behaviour?||What is a normal child?|
|Downloadable discussion sheet on What Counts as Problem Behaviour?||Downloadable discussion sheet on What is a 'normal' child?|
|Downloadable discussion sheet on Difficult Bodies||Downloadable discussion sheet on Parents|
|Observing and Monitoring|
|Downloadable discussion sheet on Observing and Monitoring|
Additional information about the film and its origins:
About the film (pdf format, size: 340 KB)
Viewers' responses to the film (pdf format, size: 2.8 MB)
End of Award Report (pdf format, size: 1.7 MB)