"While young people from different socioeconomic groups have a similar propensity to construct possible selves, those from disadvantaged groups are less likely to have articulated strategies for achieving them, concluding that the issue is not with different destinations, but the paths to achieving them"
Theory of Change
Our Theory of Change (ToC) highlights the important role that coaching can play in supporting students to pursue the future they want.
Research shows that while activities to raise aspirations and attainment are valuable, unless individuals feel connected to their future 'possible selves', and believe they can reach them, they will lose motivation.
"Simply exposing young people to higher education and extolling its virtues through encounters with university staff and students is unlikely to be effective if they do not elaborate a like-to-be self that is deemed probable, with a clear strategy for achieving it and a belief in their ability to do so."
Through the Inclusive Futures coaching programme, our coaches will achieve the following key outcomes:
Be able to identify and articulate what their desire future 'possible self' is
Feel deeply connected to their future 'possible self'
Develop increased levels of self-efficacy and internal locus of control
Devise a self-relevant roadmap to becoming their desired future 'possible'self'
Your evaluation report will include
of the impact of our work with your students
A qualitative insight
of the topics discussed and issue experienced by your students
of next steps
and improvements based on student feedback and IF research and experience