Developing confidence in one’s ability to learn a subject is essential to success. At the start of the course students should be given a few tasks to perform at which they can succeed quickly. They should feel they could gain some new knowledge simply by linking it to what they are already confident about. Without a feeling that the next step will be achievable, learning anything is a trial and is often a failure. It is our responsibility as professional teachers to provide that security.
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