Teaching and Learning in Further Education

Author: Prue Huddleston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134124422
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Further education colleges now deliver education and training to more students than any other institutions in the post-compulsory sector. Presenting a practical guide to teaching and learning within the context of the changing FE environment, this book addresses the diverse nature of the curriculum and of the student body for which it is designed. This new edition looks at recent developments in policy, legislation, the organisation of the FE sector, student profiles and other contextual factors, which have an impact on the everyday life of colleges. Topics in this third edition include: 14-16 year olds in college and the impact of the Increased Flexibility Programme marginal groups in college, including second language learners and asylum seekers workplace learning, college/workplace links, e-learning and individualised learning developments in e-assessment, and personal records of achievement Full of practical activities and case study examples, Teaching and Learning in Further Education helps the reader to consider differing student needs and how these might best be served. It is essential reading for lecturers, tutors and teaching assistants in higher and further education.

Improving Learning Cultures in Further Education

Author: David James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134090331
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through its unique theoretical framework - a cultural understanding of teaching and learning – this book develops a new way of understanding educational improvement, one which focuses on the formation and transformation of the practices through which students learn. Based on detailed ethnographic research of seventeen learning sites in further education colleges, this book generates a unique insight into a wide variety of practices of teaching and learning. Illustrated by case studies, it is structured around three key questions: what do learning cultures in FE look like and how do they transform over time? how do learning cultures transform people? how can people (tutors, managers, policy makers, but also students) transform learning cultures for the better? Through a combination of theory and analysis, Improving Learning Cultures in Further Education makes a strong case for the importance of a cultural approach to the improvement of teaching and learning in further education, and provides practical guidance for researchers, policymakers and practitioners for implementing change for the better.

Reflective Teaching in Further Adult and Vocational Education

Author: Margaret Gregson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780936656
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education is the definitive textbook for reflective professionals in further, adult and vocational education, drawing on the experience of the author team and the latest research, including that of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) findings. It offers extensive support for trainee and practising teachers in further, adult and vocational settings, for both practice-based training and career-long professionalism. Now in its fourth edition, written by a collaborative author team of further, adult and vocational education experts led by Yvonne Hillier and Margaret Gregson, Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for practitioner success with a focus on the key issues including individual and collaborative approaches to reflective practice, a systematic approach to educational improvement based upon Joint Practice Development; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices and offer ways to develop deeper understanding of effective practices. The new edition is also enhanced by improved navigation and updated pedagogical features, including a revised chapter structure and text design, all-new case studies, activities, figures and diagrams. The team includes: Margaret Gregson (University of Sunderland, UK) | Yvonne Hillier (University of Brighton, UK) | Gert Biesta (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) | Sam Duncan (Institute of Education, University College London, UK) | Lawrence Nixon (University of Sunderland, UK) | Trish Spedding (University of Sunderland, UK) | Paul Wakeling (Havering Sixth Form College, UK) Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Vocational Education directly compliments and extends the chapters of this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts, working as a compact and portable library. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.

Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education

Author: Yvonne Hillier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441178074
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hillier is a friendly guide for those new to the world of further and adult education or for those... finding themselves required for the first time to work towards a formal teaching qualification.' Richard Sykes, Studies in the Education of Adults 'This is a useful book... [It] systematically covers the FENTO standards for teaching and supporting learning in further education...' Ron Kirby, Youth & Policy This second edition of the best-selling textbook Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education has been extensively revised and updated throughout. The book has: - An updated chapter on new government policy in lifelong learning. - Details of the changing qualifications framework, foundation degrees and e-learning - An expanded chapter on professional practice - New sections on disability awareness, working with young people, and new technologies. - Checklists, examples, scenarios and figures to aid learning - Chapter summaries to aid navigation of the text - A guide to the FENTO standards at the end of each chapter - Guides for further reading and websites - A glossary of unfamiliar terms This comprehensive, accessibly-written textbook is a practical resource which will be invaluable to teachers in further and adult education, whether in-training or in-service.

Inclusive Education

Author: Zeta Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317429265
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Inclusive education is complex, multi-faceted and ever-changing and to date there has been no fixed definition of what is meant by the term ‘inclusion’, leading to confusion about what inclusive education actually means in practice. This key text introduces readers to the underlying knowledge and wider complexities of inclusion and explores how this can relate to practice. Considering inclusion as referring to all learners, it surveys the concept of inclusive practice in its broadest sense and examines its implementation in a variety of educational institutions. Throughout the book, international contributors consider this broader concept to critically evaluate the realities of practically implementing inclusive objectives. Each chapter assesses key theories and concepts alongside a range of examples to encourage students to think critically and reappraise their own experience as learners. Key topics covered include: • studying the definition of inclusion • the relevance of pedagogy in inclusive practice • how to lead and manage for inclusion • the issue of inclusion in early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings • inclusive practice for families • international perspectives on inclusive practice. Fully illustrated with tasks, case studies, discussion questions and recommended reading, Inclusive Education is essential reading for second and third year students looking to extend their research and writing, and to develop their critical and reflective thinking.

Disaffection and Diversity

Author: Judith Calder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780750701181
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A quiet but profound revolution in the design and delivery of learning opportunities for adults and in the accrediation of learning outcomes is taking place. Higher education is expanding at a rate which exceeds even that of the Robbins era; alternative routes for adults into further and higher education and into training are being introduced through the use of Access courses, and through the recognition of competencies acquired in a whole variety of different ways. The structure of the courses and training which adults can now undertake, the methods of teaching those courses and the types of qualifications which are beginning to be awarded reflect the accelerating social, technological and economic changes in the UK.; It is aimed at professionals who are engaged in the management, provision or supervision of organized learning and training opportunities for adults.

Post compulsory Education and the New Millennium

Author: David Edward Gray
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781853027741
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This book seeks to provide an up-to-date overview of the post-compulsory sector of education and analyse the current trends and policies likely to affect both teachers and teacher trainers.The contributors have established national and international reputations in the post-16 education field.

Enhancing Learning Through Formative Assessment and Feedback

Author: Alastair Irons
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415397804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It is argued that formative assessment and feedback is the single most useful thing teachers can do for students. This work offers a practical introduction to formative assessment and provides formative feedback in higher education.

Reconstructing the Lifelong Learner

Author: Clive Chappell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415263474
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How is adult learning used to produce personal, organisational and social change? This interesting examination of adult learning for change illustrates through diverse case studies and theoretical perspectives that personal change is inextricably linked to broader organisational and social change. The authors explore how theorising education as a vehicle for self-change is relevant to the practices of educators, learning specialists and others concerned with promoting learning for change. The book examines the relationship between pedagogy, identity and change, and illustrates this through a range of case studies focusing on the following: * Self-help books * Work-based learning * Corporate culture training * AIDS education * Gender education * Sex offender education. A concluding chapter discusses how writing an academic text is itself a pedagogical practice contributing to the identities of authors. This unique text will be of interest to students of education, sociology, cultural studies and change management as well as teachers, educators and professionals involved in lifelong learning or change management in any way.