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Understanding the Further Education Sector

Understanding the Further Education Sector Author Susan Wallace
ISBN-10 9781909330245
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 130
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Those working towards QTLS are required to demonstrate a critical understanding of the Further Education (FE) sector and the role of the FE practitioner. This book clearly identifies, particularly for the student teacher with no prior experience, the social, cultural and political context of the sector’s beginnings and explores how this continues to shape and constrain the sector’s status and purpose, and the role and status of its teachers. The text encourages critical thinking about possible routes for change and future development. As increasing numbers of QTLS students are being encouraged to gain part of their qualification at M level, the need for an accessible and critical sourcebook about the FE sector, such as this, is essential.



The A Z Guide to Working in Further Education

The A Z Guide to Working in Further Education Author Jonathan Gravells
ISBN-10 9781909330887
Release 2013-09-18
Pages 200
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This book is designed to support professional development in Further Education at all levels, from the trainee teacher to the experienced team leader and those who have, or aspire to, a middle management role. The A-Z format ensures the book is both comprehensive and easy to use, while a list of key themes, from Being an excellent teacher to Making the most of change, enables the reader to navigate the material in a range of ways. Its novel design, based on a fictional college, complete with organisation chart and lively stories and vignettes, ensures the text’s practical relevance. The stories follow teachers and managers through a series of everyday encounters and experiences, making the text accessible and enjoyable to read as well as providing characters in roles to which the reader can relate at each stage of their career. It is a text that will travel with the reader as they develop professionally, continuing to provide relevant insights, examples and ideas.



Inclusion in Further Education

Inclusion in Further Education Author Lydia Spenceley
ISBN-10 9781909682085
Release 2014-06-19
Pages 144
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For all those teaching or training to teach within the Further Education (FE) sector, this book provides a critical understanding of the complex concept of inclusion and its implementation in a range of different contextual settings. It encourages the reader to revisit their own beliefs and assumptions concerning inclusion in relation to their own practice, and a range of learning features including clear objectives, case studies, critical thinking tasks and chapter reflections ensures deep understanding. The increasing importance of inclusion, and the growing provision of Higher Education courses in FE, means that an accessible book which facilitates a critical understanding of inclusion policy and develops relevant academic competence is both timely and essential.



Equality and Diversity in Further Education

Equality and Diversity in Further Education Author Sheine Peart
ISBN-10 9781909682009
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 160
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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.



The Professional Teacher in Further Education

The Professional Teacher in Further Education Author Keith Appleyard
ISBN-10 9781909682047
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 144
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This essential text provides an accessible and up to date critical analysis of professionalism for student teachers and practitioners within the Further Education (FE) sector. Professional values, knowledge, understanding and skills form the core of the standards against which teachers are measured and the framework for the teacher’s development, starting with initial qualifications and progressing through a career long process of continual professional development (CPD). The book introduces a range of theoretical models and examples of professionalism. It examines the critical importance of self-awareness and understanding of others as the basis for effective professional relationships with learners. The application of professional values, knowledge and skills, both in the teaching role and in the wider academic community, is discussed. Throughout the reader is encouraged to relate the theories to their own professional values and practice and to reflect on their own levels of professionalism and CPD requirements.



The Certificate in Education and Training

The Certificate in Education and Training Author Ann Gravells
ISBN-10 9781473904958
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 240
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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.



Wellbeing A Complete Reference Guide Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing

Wellbeing  A Complete Reference Guide  Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing Author Felicia A. Huppert
ISBN-10 9781118716168
Release 2014-02-05
Pages 704
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Using an evidence-based approach and case studies from a wide range of life domains, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing examines the most successful existing strategies to promote wellbeing and mental health. Discusses the results of the latest research in the science of wellbeing and their implications for improved learning, creativity, productivity, relationships, and health Covers interventions for individuals across the lifespan, as well as those for organizations, communities, and entire populations Looks at policy initiatives and approaches with a focus on the integration of new technology and the role of the media Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences



British Universities Guide to Graduate Study

British Universities  Guide to Graduate Study Author
ISBN-10 0948890282
Release 1993
Pages 480
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British Universities Guide to Graduate Study has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from British Universities Guide to Graduate Study also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full British Universities Guide to Graduate Study book for free.



Qualitative Research in Education

Qualitative Research in Education Author Liz Atkins
ISBN-10 9781446268070
Release 2012-07-23
Pages 272
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This accessible and practical book is a perfect quick guide for postgraduate researchers in education. Looking at the interdependence of teaching and research, the authors show that a critical and analytical exploration of policies and practices is a necessary part of what we mean by being a 'professional' in education. Drawing on the authors' substantial experience of teaching research skills at postgraduate level, as well as on their own experiences as active researchers, the book will guide you through: - discourse analysis - visual methods - textual research - data collection and analysis This co-authored book is structured around a range of methods applicable to educational research and appropriate for use by practitioners at all stages of their professional development. It takes recognisable, 'real life' scenarios as its starting point for each discussion of method, so that readers are able to start from the known and familiar. As well as exploring theoretical aspects of research method, each chapter provides practical tasks and points for discussion and reflection. These approaches, taken together, are designed to build confidence and encourage reader engagement and enjoyment. Liz Atkins is a lecturer and researcher in education at the University of Huddersfield. Susan Wallace is Professor of Continuing Education at Nottingham Trent University. Research Methods in Education series: Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher. Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas. Other books in the series: - Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier - Action Research in Education, McAteer - Ethnography in Education, Mills and Morton For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.



A Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

A Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Author Lynn Machin
ISBN-10 9781910391808
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 288
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A new edition of this essential text for all those working towards the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Tailored to meet the demands of the new qualification and latest ETF Standards, it incorporates key information on reflective practice, study and research skills, and provides full coverage of all the mandatory units. Accessible language is combined with a critical approach that clearly relates practical examples to the required underpinning theory, and a range of useful learning features include key definitions, extended case studies, critical questions and chapter reflections. This second edition has been fully updated throughout and now includes additional material on critical thinking and a new chapter on technology enhanced teaching and learning.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.



Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264130852
Release 2012-02-09
Pages 168
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Across OECD countries, almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills. This book presents a series of policy recommendations for education systems to help all children succeed.



A Concise Guide to Education Studies

A Concise Guide to Education Studies Author Duncan Hindmarch
ISBN-10 1911106805
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 168
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A Concise Guide to Education Studies explores key contemporary issues in education, featuring the latest theoretical perspectives and policies aimed at supporting the professional development and understanding of those working or intending to work in the education sector. Both school- and college-based education have faced rapid change over the last few years. A strong research base around the impact of these changes is emerging, enabling a critically informed debate on policy and practice developments. This book provides an up-to-date, evidence-based overview of key changes, their underlying rationale, as well as an examination of alternative viewpoints. The content is concise and focused while still developing readers' critical thinking skills through tasks embedded within each chapter, as well as a distinct section on critical reflective thinking. Other key topics include inclusion, leadership, community education, comparative education, research and education futures. (Series: Education Studies) [Subject: Education]



A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training

A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training Author Lynn Machin
ISBN-10 9781910391686
Release 2016-03-30
Pages 128
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Written with level 3 readers firmly in mind, this book offers concise, accessible, one-stop coverage of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, including the Learning and Development units. It takes account of new policies and legislation, emerging technologies and the current post-compulsory teaching and learning climate. The text encourages reflection of practice throughout, supported by case studies and activities aimed at consolidating and contextualising the information. The content covers the full range of relevant LSIS units, includes a detailed glossary plus chapters on the micro-teach and writing essays and assignments, and is fully mapped to the latest ETF Standards. Written by the successful team who produced A Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training and A Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.



Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector Author Ann Gravells
ISBN-10 9781844458349
Release 2010-04-28
Pages 160
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Planning and Enabling Learning is a core unit of the Lifelong Learning teaching qualifications. This book addresses all the required learning outcomes and content of that unit, specifically targeted at learners taking the Certificate or Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS or DTLLS). This second edition includes a new feature for those aiming for level 4 achievement and is updated throughout with the latest concepts and terminology. Easy to read with practical activities and examples, this text is also fully linked to the QTLS Standards and the Minimum Core, making it essential reading for this unit.



Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079893221
Release 2001
Pages
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Resources in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resources in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resources in Education book for free.



A Human Rights based Approach to Education for All

A Human Rights based Approach to Education for All Author Unesco
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034606764
Release 2007
Pages 146
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The goal of a human rights-based approach to education is to assure every child a quality education that respects and promotes her or his right to dignity and optimum development. This publication provides a framework of strategies and actions necessary to translate children's right to education and rights within education into legislation, policies and programs for the attainment of education for all. The text is illustrated by case examples from a variety of countries. Several appendices are also included to provide background information and elaborate on issues raised in the framework, including standards on child participation, human rights education, and international goals and commitments. Also included is a checklist of actions necessary to achieve a rights-based approach to education and a bibliography of relevant documents, websites and initiatives.--Publisher's description.