Interventions can vary a lot, depending on the nature of activities or on the responses and initiatives of children. Nevertheless, we can discern individual patterns in the way adults intervene in a wide variety of situations. The notion of ‘style’ is used to grasp this pattern. Some adults are stronger in ‘sensitivity’, while others excel in ‘stimulating interventions’. However, this does not prevent the same person from being able to use different styles depending on the situation in which he /she is and /or on the persons with whom he/she interacts. So, style is not a fixed concept, but flexible and adaptable to the circumstances.
Measure Adult Style
The Centre for Experiential Education developed the Adult Style Observation Schedule (ASOS) to capture the adult style.