Teaching and Supporting Adult Learners

Author: Jackie Scruton
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909682160
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An accessible and up to date text on teaching and supporting adult learners, aimed at both student teachers and experienced practitioners. It explores teaching adult learners within a traditional further education (FE) context but also working with those adult learners on Higher Education (HE) courses taught within FE. Adult learners have a distinct set of needs and challenges which can include issues of self confidence, fear of technology, time management and financial constraints, and which may not always be fully recognised by educational practitioners or institutions. Teachers and student stories are used throughout this book to analyse learner needs and motivations, highlight possible barriers to learning and explore strategies for support. This publication enables those teaching adult learners to gain an understanding of the difficulties that students may experience while developing their own professional practice in order to create effective, focused and inclusive teaching strategies for this group.

Teaching Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners

Author: Heather Fehring
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317335813
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The challenge for those coaching, mentoring, supervising or teaching adults is to design and deliver high-quality programmes that encompass a blend of teaching and learning approaches and strategies, that are constructed for adult learners in multiple educational environments and that cater for the diversity of adult learners’ needs. Adult learners are complex individuals who come to the learning process with a multitude of different experiences. Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners helps practitioners step up to this challenge by developing the skills needed to share their expertise with adult learners and engage them in new transformative practices. This book also forms a timely contribution to the current period of evolution in adult education, where extreme changes in the nature and scope of work and the globalisation of work and life are influencing learning. The shift in adult education addressed in this book includes: the globalisation of the workforce and the cultural impact on adult, tertiary and further education the relationship established between adult educators and adult learners provision of adult education and professional development by private and major multimedia and corporate interests occupations boundaries between professions and between skilled and unskilled work assessing adult learners’ needs and adapting strategies to meet the perceived needs of adult learners in medicine, education, psychology and industry designing learning experiences to maximise the processing of complex conceptual knowledge and then transforming the knowledge to fit new learning environments the role of new technologies of learning in adult and vocational learning. This book provides research-based insight into the expectations and the value of the coach, mentor, tutor and supervisor roles and combines research with strategic guidance to support the implementation of innovative techniques through case studies, strategies and methodologies in teaching and learning in higher education and professional learning. Bringing together insights from an expert range of international contributors, this text will be invaluable to higher education professionals and those involved in supervising, coaching and mentoring in the workforce.

Teaching Adults

Author: Amanda Hayes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826487076
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A survival guide to teaching adults in Further Education

Learning Support for Mature Students

Author: Elizabeth Hoult
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781446229712
Format: PDF
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This is an inspirational and highly practical book for students returning to study. Author Liz Hoult provides an easy-to-read and reassuring guide to learning. Learning Support: A Guide for Mature Students explores how adults learn and the ways in which different abilities and experiences can be used to learn more effectively. The book is written from a teacher's viewpoint and is based on the author's experiences during a long career of working with adult students. This book helps readers find out how to get the best out of studying, learn the secrets of successful learners, and discover how to succeed.

Teaching and Learning in Further and Adult Education

Author: Les Walklin
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748701452
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a book about teaching and learning written to supplement professional experience gained within groups that the reader may have been appointed to teach. It seeks to present major concepts involving teaching and learning in the 1990s and to address some of the key areas of expertise that modern teachers need to possess.

Teaching in Further Education

Author: L. B. Curzon
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441107045
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jonathan Tummons has sensitively updated Curzon's long-established Teaching in Further Education, ensuring that not only does this new edition provide the academically rigorous approach of previous editions but it also offers an up to date guide to current practice and research. Topics covered include: - Theories of learning - The teaching-learning process - Instructional techniques - Assessment and evaluation - Intelligence and ability This is the complete guide for those training to work in the Further Education sector.

How to Manage Behaviour in Further Education

Author: Dave Vizard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446263843
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Dave Vizard presents a wealth of sound techniques to promote positive behaviour as well as how to respond to learners who are both troubled and troublesome in a college setting...a must for those who daily face challenging behaviours as well as those who offer advice and support'- Rob Long, Behaviour Specialist and Project Worker Packed with advice, ideas and staff development activities, this practical book provides everything you need to manage difficult behaviour and create a positive learning environment in Further Education settings. New to this second edition: - advice on dealing with mobile phones in lectures - supporting students experiencing cyber-bullying - dealing with gang culture - managing confrontations between students and lecturers - how to re-engage disaffected learners - working with learners from a diverse range of backgrounds - supporting additional needs - using the right sort of language - managing difficult groups, and adult groups - examples from prisons and work-based learning situations - reflective activities Ideal for lecturers, teachers and support staff working with young people and adults in Further Education, everything in the book has been tried and tested by the author. Dave Vizard is an independent consultant and trainer on behaviour management who has worked with hundreds of colleges and schools on improving student behaviour.

Equality and Diversity in Further Education

Author: Sheine Peart
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909682004
Format: PDF, Docs
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Further Education is the most diverse of all the education sectors. Managing diversity and promoting equality, a legislative requirement of the 2010 Equalities Act, brings significant challenges for practitioners who are tasked with making the rhetoric of politicians a reality, often with little guidance and few resources. This book provides practical guidance for existing lecturers and trainee teachers, explaining how they can overcome these challenges and establish a positive learning environment to meet the needs of all learners. This accessible and up to date book extends the scope of the diversity and inclusion debate to consider a wide range of issues including age, working with cross-cultural groups, promoting effective gender relations, sexual orientation and working with current and ex-offenders. Each chapter includes clear objectives, case studies, critical thinking tasks, chapter reflections and a learning review audit.

Reflective Teaching and Learning in Further Education

Author: Keith Appleyard
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 190968287X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book looks at critical reflection as a key skill for all teachers in further education (FE) and an important part of the new Professional Standards. In particular the text explores the key themes of self-awareness, planning, managing behaviour and CPD in relation to reflective practice to demonstrate how it can support those areas of teaching that most often cause concern. The limitations and benefits of reflection are analysed and action research is identified as an important facet in developing professional reflective practice which can in turn enhance both the personal and professional life of FE teachers.