Learning to Cope with Problem Situations in Vocational Education/Training


Válek, J., & Šmejkalová, K. (2024). Learning to Cope with Problem Situations in Vocational Education/Training. R&E-SOURCE, 1(s1), 313–322. https://doi.org/10.53349/resource.2024.is1.a1264


Resolving teacher-student conflicts in high school is a challenge that can negatively impact the learning environment, school climate, or student development. This article analyses the most common situations that cause conflicts. Based on the findings, we present a practical example (a model situation solved using the participatory method) where we tried to resolve these conflicts and improve the relationships between teachers and students. One of the School Problems, or problematic situations, is the miscommunication and misunderstanding between the mentioned parties. Conflicts often arise from misinterpreting assignments, mismatched expectations, or emotional reactions. In response to this issue, we conducted a practical experiment in the safe environment of a university, during which we simulated real conflict scenarios and looked for effective ways to resolve them. In the roles of teacher and pupils/students, some students were future teachers of practical teaching.The results show that effective communication, empathy, and dialogue can significantly reduce conflict and strengthen teacher-student interactions.

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