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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Paperback Lifelong Learning Sector

By (author) Ann Gravells

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  • Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 12mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Exeter
  • ISBN 10: 0857257730
  • ISBN 13: 9780857257734
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 60,170

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This highly popular and accessible guide to the PTLLS Award is a comprehensive introduction to teaching in a variety of settings within the lifelong learning sector. This includes further education, adult and community learning, work-based learning, the forces and offender learning and skills. It is easy to read with plenty of practical activities and examples throughout and the content is fully linked to the Teacher Training Standards. This Fifth Edition is written for the NEW four unit PTLLS Award. The book reflects current practice at levels 3 and 4 and 'extension actitivities' specifically target those taking the Award at Level 4. Chapters are based around the teaching and learning cycle and are focused on the PTLLS assessment criteria. @! updated for the NEW four unit PTLLS Award @! contents specifically follow the teaching and learning cycle and match the qualification requirements @! the text is readable, relevant and easy to understand @! provides valuable support for prospective teachers and trainers with little or no previous experience @! an excellent foundation for those considering or progressing to further teaching qualifications

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Ann is a director of her own company, Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training and quality assurance for the Further Education and Skills Sector. Ann creates resources for teachers and learners such as PowerPoints and handouts for the TAQA units and for the Award and the Certificate in Education and Training. These are available via her resource website: www.anngravells.co.uk/resources. Ann is a consultant to the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education. She has worked for several awarding organisations producing qualification guidance, policies and procedures, and carrying out quality assurance of teacher training qualifications. She has been teaching in further education colleges since 1983. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a Medal of Excellence for teaching. Ann is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and holds QTLS status. Ann is the author of: * Achieving your Assessor and Quality Assurance Units * Delivering Employability Skills in the Lifelong Learning Sector * Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training * Passing PTLLS Assessments * Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector * Principles and Practice of Assessment in the Lifelong Learning Sector * The Award in Education and Training * What is Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector? Ann is co-author of: * Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector * Passing CTLLS Assessments * Passing the Award in Education and Training * Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector. * The Certificate in Education and Training * Passing the Certificate Education and Training Ann has edited: * Study Skills for PTLLS. The author welcomes any comments from readers; please contact her via her website. www.anngravells.co.uk

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'I think this is a valuable course resource because Ann has pitched the content absolutely bang on for this award. It is succinctly written without devaluing the importance and application of whichever concept is being covered, and it is user friendly. I am looking forward to using it as the primary reference point for my learners on the programme' - Mike Green, MD Vocational Training Provider Feb 08 2012 'Having extensively used the book to successful pass my PTTLS assessments I found it by far the most comprehensive, easy to understand and student friendly book available. Having no prior teaching experience and an objective to become a professional trainer, your book has become my bible for teaching and the 'go to' source for help.' -- Aker Aktunch

Table of contents

Introduction The Structure of the Book and How to Use It The PTLLS Award Qualifications and Credit Framework Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Lifelong Learning Professional Teaching Standards The Institute of Learning Chapter 1: Teaching and learning Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher Boundaries of Teaching Record Keeping Legislation and Codes of Practice Chapter 2: Theories of Learning The Teaching and Learning Environment Learning Styles Key Theories of Learning Motivation Chapter 3: Identifying Needs Identifying Needs of the Organisation, Teachers and Students Initial and Diagnostic Assessment Potential Needs of Students and Points of Referral Equality and Diversity Inclusive Learning Chapter 4: Planning and Learning Schemes of Work and Session Plans Differentiation Resources Literacy, Language and Numeracy Information and Communcation Technology Chapter 5: Facilitating Learning Induction, Icebreakers and Ground Rules Teaching and Learning Approaches Communication, Behaviour and Respect Working with Groups and Individuals Safeguarding and Every Child Matters Chapter 6: Assessing Learning Planning for Assessment Assessment Types Assessment Methods Making Decisions and Giving Feedback Assessment Records Chapter 7: Quality Assurance and Evaluation Quality Assurance Evaluation Self-Reflection and Learning Journals Continuing professional development Progression Chapter 8: Micro-Teaching Planning Preparing Delivering Evaluating Appendices Index