Doing Research in Further Education and Training

Author: Susan Wallace
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446281752
Format: PDF, ePub
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Research is an essential component of professional practice. Whether it be action research in a specialist subject or a more formal empirical study, research can improve the quality of teaching and and enhance professional development. This text is a guide to a range of approaches written specifically for teachers and trainee teachers in the Further Education and Skills Sector. The text covers all aspects of research and explores how research through day-to-day investigations can enhance practice. In all chapters, examples and real-life scenarios from the Further Education and Skills Sector are included, helping the reader to link theory and practice. Whether you need to complete a research project for your teaching qualification, or you need to understand how action research can support your professional development, this text will give you the essential, focused guidance you need.

Achieving Your Award in Education and Training

Author: Liz Keeley-Browne
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335264379
Format: PDF, ePub
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A helpful handbook addressing the five core practical teaching skill units for the new level IV certificate in education and training.

A Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Author: Lynn Machin
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1910391123
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A complete, all-in-one guide to the new Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, suitable for use with any awarding organisation. It offers an easy-to-understand structure, incorporates key information on reflective practice and study skills, and provides full coverage of all the mandatory units. Accessible language and a practical approach are combined with the required underpinning theory, and a range of useful learning features include clear objectives, key words, points for pre-flection, case studies and activities to check your understanding. This new second edition includes: • fully updated references to the Education and Training Foundation Professional Standards • revised chapters, amended throughout to reflect the latest thinking around further education • further reading and references updated in all chapters • links to the latest government legislation, including the SEND Code of Practice (2014). Written by the successful team who produced A Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Achieving QTLS status

Author: Sharron Mansell
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526461609
Format: PDF
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If you are considering or working towards QTLS status, this text is for you. Over 20,000 practitioners have achieved QTLS status since 2008. The process was redesigned in 2016 therefore the time is right for a book like this. It will help anyone to understand the Professional Standards, which are used as the basis to gain QTLS status. This new text is a user friendly and clear guide to achieving QTLS status and is linked to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers. Appropriate for anyone who wishes to maintain their practice in accordance with the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers Written in an accessible language for anyone aiming to achieve QTLS status, and/or to have parity with QTS Information regarding the minimum core, and observed teaching practice is included The content will help practitioners to have a positive impact upon their job role, their learners, their organisation and their career

Managing Behaviour in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Susan Wallace
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252224
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This latest edition provides clear advice and practical ideas on how to manage and motivate students, a key part of achieving QTLS. Fully updated to include the LLUK Standards, it takes account of the variety of contexts within the Lifelong Learning Sector and links to recent and current learning theory, drawing on the findings of research projects into student behaviour within the sector. Based firmly on what teachers and students have to say about their experiences, it uses case studies, dialogue and journal extracts to explore key issues and to help trainees and teachers develop professional expertise.

Curriculum Studies in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Jonathan Tummons
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857259172
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Curriculum is a key issue for trainee teachers in the lifelong learning sector and a core component of most courses. It lies at the heart of the work of teachers and trainers, it shapes the programmes and courses that are taught, and dictates which students can have access to courses. What goes in to the curriculum is argued over by governments, employers, parents and educationalists. How the curriculum is funded can change on a yearly basis. Access to a particular curriculum can raise or diminish the life chances of the learners involved. This book provides an accessible and up-to-date overview of the key issues surrounding the curriculum. Written for all those working towards QTLS, it provides examples and case studies from working FE colleges, adult education centres and work-based learning contexts as well as offering succinct summaries of key theories and debates relating to the curriculum. This fully revised Second Edition reflects the latest policies and thinking, has a new chapter on the implications of e-learning on curricula, and includes a full glossary of key terms and concepts. Jonathan Tummons has worked in higher education since 1995. After six years as a lecturer in teacher education in the further education sector, in 2009 he took up his current post as senior lecturer in education at Teesside University where he is also research co-ordinator for education and a member of the management board for the Social Futures Institute, Teesside's research centre for the social sciences.

Teaching Higher Education Courses in Further Education Colleges

Author: Jonathan Tummons
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446294188
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As the number of higher education (HE) courses offered in further education (FE) settings increases, so does the need for teachers and trainee teachers to develop their teaching skills. This text is written for all teachers and trainee teachers in FE. It considers what it means to teach HE in FE and how an HE environment can be created in an FE setting. The text covers day-to-day aspects of teaching including planning and assessment, giving guidance on the unique needs of HE students. Chapters on research and quality assurance support the reader in developing some advanced teaching skills. This is a practical guide for FE teachers and trainee teachers as the sector adapts to the needs of education today.

Quality Assurance and Evaluation in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: John Dickinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844458370
Format: PDF, ePub
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All trainee teachers working towards ATLS or QTLS are accountable for the quality of their work, the delivery of their lessons and the success of their students. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the sector's challenging quality agenda and focuses on the reality of teaching and managing under pressure. It begins by asking what is meant by 'quality', and goes on to give guidance on delivering quality lessons and coping with inspections. Professional issues such as accountability and team working are covered in a practical, accessible way. Throughout, case studies provide insights into everyday challenges faced by trainee teachers.

Study Skills for PTLLS

Author: Jacklyn Williams
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857258885
Format: PDF
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PTLLS candidates often find their studies challenging - some are returning to study after a long break and others have no previous experience of study at this level. This accessible book provides all candidates with a study skills guide specifically tailored to PTLLS Award, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. This Second Edition has beem updated for the four unit PTLLS Award and includes new information on referencing and e-portfolios. This text covers the different methods through which PTLLS is delivered, helping candidates to study more effectively. It helps candidates: -prepare for the award, with advice on interpreting the skills needed for PTLLS and the requirements at levels 3 and 4 -make the most of their taught sessions and self study time by examining effective note taking, group activities, research and resource evaluation -succeed in their practical sessions, including tips on effective presentations and the use of ICT This text is a companion title to the bestselling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It cal also be used alongside Passing PTLLS Assessments. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the qualification, helping candidates with all aspects of their study and practice.

The Certificate in Education and Training

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473904951
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the core textbook for the Certificate in Education and Training. This complete guide to the Certificate, from Learning Matters, covers all the content of the mandatory units in a reader-friendly and accessible way. The text develops the reader’s practical teaching skills and, through complete coverage of the content of the qualification prepares learners to teach in a wide variety of contexts. In all chapters real life examples illustrate what the theory means in practice and a reference list gives further resources to help learners with their research and study. Relevant for all learners and all awarding organisations. The book also includes information regarding teaching practice observations and the minimum core.