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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Lewis

Building resilience, confidence & independence in learners

Building resilience, confidence, and independence in learners is essential for their personal and academic development.

Here are five ways in which educators can help learners develop these skills:

  1. Encouraging risk-taking: Encouraging learners to take risks and try new things can help build resilience, confidence, and independence. This could involve setting challenging goals or tasks, or encouraging learners to step outside of their comfort zones.

  2. Providing opportunities for problem-solving: Providing opportunities for learners to solve problems on their own can help build resilience, confidence, and independence. This could involve setting complex projects or tasks, or encouraging learners to take the lead on group projects.

  3. Promoting self-reflection: Encouraging learners to reflect on their experiences, thoughts, and emotions can help build resilience, confidence, and independence. This could involve journaling, self-assessments, or other reflective activities.

  4. Developing communication skills: Developing effective communication skills can help build confidence and independence. This could involve practising public speaking, engaging in group discussions, or learning how to give and receive feedback.

  5. Fostering a growth mindset: Fostering a growth mindset can help build resilience, confidence, and independence. This involves promoting a positive attitude towards failure and helping learners to see mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.


In conclusion, building resilience, confidence, and independence in learners requires a holistic approach that involves challenging learners, promoting self-reflection, developing communication skills, and fostering a growth mindset.


By doing so, educators can help learners to become well-rounded, confident, and independent individuals who are prepared to face the challenges of the world.

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