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The post-school education and training system in South Africa has been the focus of much attention since the establishment of the Department of Higher Education and Training in 2009. In the context of deepening inequality, poverty and unemployment, the need for a humanising, liberating and critical approach to learning and pedagogy in post-school education is becoming urgent. The rural and urban voices that speak in this book tell us that the current system is out of touch with the ways in which they are making a life.
Learning for Living challenges policy makers, researchers, educators and civil society organisations to think critically about the relationship between post-school education and the world of work, and about how to transform the post-school system to better serve the needs and interests of rural and urban communities. It issues a call to action, and proposes key principles to inform an alternative vision of post-school learning.
Teaching English to Teenagers is a course designed to support teachers of secondary age students. It aims to enhance the knowledge and skills needed to deliver engaging and motivating lessons to teenagers. By taking into account the changes teenage students are experiencing, teachers are better equipped to manage the needs of this age group. This eight module course balances theory and methodology, with topics ranging from supporting teenager learners, to classroom management and assessment. The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete, and couples engaging content with opportunities for reflection and discussion with teachers around the world.
Addressing the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers, this bestselling textbook helpfully balances theory and practice, introducing key theories and concepts relating to learning and assessment as well as providing practical advice on teaching. Extensively revised and updated to reflect the current educational policy environment, this textbook for teaching provides thorough and extensive coverage of the topics for higher-level awards in Education and Training. The textbook provides a logical progression through the essential aspects of teaching, such as planning and assessment; it considers key related areas including teacher professionalism, equality and diversity, and mentoring and coaching; and it presents this invaluable guidance in an accessible and readable format. In outlining the challenges, opportunities, and debates in and around lifelong learning, the editors and contributing authors draw on their extensive teaching experience, as well as offering an evidence-based approach with a wide range of research. Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice is core reading for those teaching or preparing to teach in further, higher and community education as well as in public sector contexts and in private training organisations, including those studying for CertEd/PGCE and related awards, such as the Level 4 Certificate and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. 'Teacher education in FE continues to be an important and unresolved issue, and this book is a great asset in supporting individuals in understanding and developing their practices. With a focus on developing critical, inquiring practitioners, the text reads like an experienced mentor sharing pointers, questions, and useful readings over a collegial cup of coffee'. Dr Tim Herrick, Senior University Teacher, University of Sheffield, UK
** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR THE HISTORY LOVER IN YOUR LIFE ** Part of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War series, The Eastern Front 1941-1944, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to the brutal confrontation between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union along a 1,200 mile front. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story of the largest military campaign in history. Inside, you'll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the Axis and the Allies, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of those engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.
Drawing on feedback from thousands of educators around the world who have used the UbD framework since its introduction in 1998, the authors have greatly revised and expanded their original work to guide educators across the K-16 spectrum in the design of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. With an improved UbD Template at its core, the book explains the rationale of backward design and explores in greater depth the meaning of such key ideas as essential questions and transfer tasks.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment and is renowned for being one of the most unequal societies in the world. In this context, training and education play critical roles in helping young people escape poverty and unemployment. Post-school Education offers insights about the way in which young people in South Africa navigate their way through a host of post-school training and education options. The topics range from access to, and labour market transitions from, vocational education, adult education, universities, and workplace-based training. The individual chapters offer up-to-date analyses, identify some of the challenges that young people face when accessing training and education and also point to gaps between education and the labour market. The contributors are all experts in their respective components but write with a holistic view of the post-school education system, using an unashamedly empirical lens. Post-school Education will be of interest to all researchers and policymakers concerned with the transformative role of further education and training in society.
Designed for novice ABET practitioners, this text guides the reader through a process of assessing learners' levels and needs, reflecting on and evaluating classroom practice, planning lessons, and ensuring smooth administrative functioning of classes.
This is a practical guide to reflective practice for teachers and trainee teachers in the FE and skills sector. Reflective practice is a key element of teaching and this comprehensive and accessible guide introduces and explains this area of practice for trainee and new teachers. It asks 'what is reflective practice?' and includes an exclamation of the processes of reflection and tips on reflective writing. Many trainees and new teachers need support in reflective practice. Written for all those working towards QTLS, this text gives practical guidance on how to become a reflective practitioner and examines how this relates directly to teaching in the FE and skills sector, and how reflection can benefit teaching. This second edition includes new chapters on 'reflective teaching and learning' and 'reflection-re-action', a new Theory Focus feature. Richard Malthouse has extensive knowledge of education and training in the UK and abroad. He currently works in training design and performance needs analysis for a large law enforcement agency. Alongside this, Richard is the director of a successful company offering coaching to individuals. Richard is a Doctor of Education and a Fellow of the Institute of Learning. Jodi Roffey-Barentsen is Programme Manager of the BA (Hons) in Education and the Foundation Degree in Learing Support at Farnborough College of Technology and is involved in a range of initial teacher training programmes. Jodi also works as a consultant for the Institute of Learning. Jodi is a Doctor of Education and a fellow of the Institute for Learning.
The Award in Education and Training is the threshold qualification for anyone wanting to teach in a wide range of contexts including the further education and skills sector, workplace learning, offender learning and adult and community settings. This user-friendly text is your guide to all the units of the Award and is a key text for the course. Structured around the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, it includes full coverage of all units as well as information relevant to the Learning and Development units. Examples, activities and checklists help link theory to practice. The text is written for all learners and all awarding organisations. This revised edition is updated for the new qualification requirements and the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers. * A key text for the new Award in Education and Training. * Contents specifically follow the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, and match the qualification requirements. * 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. ?Ann Gravells is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.
Planning Programs for Adult Learners, Third Edition covers the development of adult education programs in clear, specific detail. This popular step-by-step guide contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities to incorporating technology appropriately. For educators and practitioners for whom planning programs is a full-time responsibility or only a part of their jobs, as well as volunteers in a variety of organizations, will find this book to be an essential tool. Grounded in a variety of program planning models, the new edition includes: * new refinements to the 11-component interactive model * updated exercises and examples from new settings * new material on the practical application of technology * discussion of instructional and program evaluation * a focus on critical managerial tasks * a new chapter on exploring the foundational knowledge of program planning * a new section on the ethical issues related to program planning
Written by experienced careers advisor Steve Rook, the new edition of this indispensable guide will help readers to develop the skills they need to land their dream job. It breaks the career planning process down into manageable steps, from researching roles and gaining work experience to crafting a stand-out CV and impressing at interview. It also includes practical guidance on networking, entrepreneurship and responding to job offers. Packed with reflective activities, top tips for successful applications and real life case studies, it contains everything students need to develop their skills, get their foot in the door and set themselves up for a fulfilling future. This text will be core reading for students on a wide range of career-related and employability modules. It will also be an invaluable resource for students researching their career options independently.
This journal takes the fear out of career planning and personal development and provides students with a place to capture their learning and reflect on their experiences. It introduces readers to the core themes of personal development, including self-awareness, effective communication, managing change and networking, and contains dozens of activities to help students reflect on their career development. It also includes space to record key achievements, so that students can make the most of their time at university and boost their career prospects. This is an excellent companion for all undergraduate students looking to build up a personal development record and enhance their employability. It is an invaluable resource for students undertaking industrial placements and those on personal development planning or employability modules.
'This book is helping me so much with the TAQA course I'm doing. It's easy to understand, well written and full of really good information' - Amazon review Previously known as Achieving Your TAQA Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer Award, this new edition of the focused and comprehensive text written for TAQA learners and all trainee assessors and quality assurers is another essential support text from bestselling author Ann Gravells. The content covers all assessor and quality assurance units and is easy-to-read and clearly structured. The new edition has been enhanced with new chapters; and it has activities and examples to help you link theory with practice. It includes: cross references to the qualification units and the national occupational standards two new chapters covering the external quality assurance role completed examples of templates and forms for assessors, internal and external quality assurers ideas for evidence which can be used towards achievement of each unit new bullet lists, tables and checklists TAQA, and other assessor and quality assurer trainees will find this text both an invaluable resource for their course and useful handbook to take into practice. Ann is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.
This accessible book comprehensively covers the new assessment requirements for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). This updated edition includes: -practical interactive activities for readers -roles, responsibilities and relationships -inclusive learning and teaching approaches -learning and development for individuals and groups -principles and practice of assessment The book will be helpful to unqualified teachers, and to anyone embarking on a PGCE or Certificate in Education programme in PCE. The book also provides knowledge for Learning and Development units. You can also access additional web resources at www.sagepub.co.uk/francisandgould Moving to the New Award? New edition mapped to the new Level 3 Award in Education and Training available! Achieving Your Award in Education and Training - request an inspection copy!
This book explores best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education for staff from all academic disciplines. A general introduction to the methods most commonly used in undertaking enquiry in the field of education is complemented by chapters exploring how research methods from a range of disciplinary areas can be adapted and used for educational enquiry. New to this second edition: * Chapters on interdisciplinary educational enquiry in geography and using ethnographic methods for educational enquiry * New case studies and suggested activities * A reflective final chapter inviting readers and their institutions to develop and promote an organisational culture founded on critical enquiry This is essential reading for anyone undertaking HE qualifications in learning and teaching (including PGCTLHE and PGCAP) and for academics wishing to apply their skills of research and enquiry to their learning and teaching practice.
Regardless of the pathway you are studying, this book will guide you through topics such as communication skills, IT skills, essay writing, exam technique and application of number. With learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and summaries at the end, you will learn all you need to progress to your chosen course at university.
Practical Teaching: A Guide to Teaching in the Education and Training Sector is the perfect companion for those studying or teaching the new Award, Certificate and/or Diploma in Education and Training, PGCE, Cert Ed and all Initial Teacher Training Qualifications. This comprehensive new title is the ultimate handbook for the student teacher wishing to pursue the next stage of training in the Further Education Sector, and it follows the success of Linda Wilson's previous Practical Teaching guides. Drawing on years of experience in the field, Linda Wilson takes readers through all aspects of teaching and learning; from the initial interviews and inductions through the learning process, to assessment and finally reflection, offering helpful and workable tips for success along the way. Her book offers practical ideas for teaching in an easy-to-read style. Essential theory is introduced on a need-to-know basis, and is set in the context of its application within the classroom. This text is also updated to include strategies for improving teaching and learning in line with guidance from the Common Inspection Framework, and it is a useful tool to provide CPD for qualified teachers.
This book supports the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training for anyone training to teach in the further education and skills sector. Full of informed practical guidance and supported by meaningful links to theory and educational research, it covers all mandatory units included in the diploma and has been carefully designed to be your indispensable guide to successfully achieving the qualification. Thought-provoking activities in every chapter highlight key points and show how you can apply them in practice allowing you to enhance your teaching skills. This book clearly communicates what underpins high-quality teaching and empowers you to succeed as a teacher of learners in the further education and skills sector. New to this edition: * Reflective activities in every chapter encouraging you to engage critically with key concepts * New coverage of employability offering pragmatic guidance for succeeding in the workplace * Content updated to reflect current policy directions within the sector * Links to further reading throughout highlighting key literature on each major topic
This extremely topical and updated second edition of Assessment of Prior Learning: A Practitioners Guide focuses on the methods of correctly documenting and comprehensively assessing evidence of prior learning at institutions, outside formal education or training or via previous careers which enables students to gain credits on an academic course of study. Fully in-line with the updated Nursing and Midwifery Councils standards, this accessible text provides a wealth of activities to promote reflective study, fully customisable diary and assessment records and new contributors providing an insight to Assessment of Prior Leaning from a wider international context.
This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an internal or external quality assurer in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the quality assurance units for qualifications such as: The Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the quality assurance units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in an easily accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of quality assurance in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed internal and external quality assurance documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering: * principles of internal and external quality assurance * planning quality assurance activities * carrying out quality assurance activities * risk management * making decisions and providing feedback * record keeping * evaluating practice * the role and use of technology * planning, allocating and monitoring the work of others This is your guide to understanding how to use internal quality assurance activities effectively with assessors, and external quality assurance activities with centre staff. ?Ann Gravells is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.
Based on feedback from recruiters and written by two experts in the field, this handy guide is packed with tips on how to craft high quality CVs and covering letters. It features practical guidance on content and appearance, and helps readers to communicate their skills and capabilities effectively to prospective employers. It also includes annotated examples of creative, academic, video and international CVs, alongside advice from recruiters and insights from students and graduates. Exercises and quizzes are embedded into the text, providing students with additional opportunities to hone their skills. This is an invaluable resource for students applying for placements, internships, graduate jobs and postgraduate study, and recent graduates. It will also be useful to careers advisors and staff involved in running employability, skills and career planning modules.
This is an essential text for all learners taking the Award in Education and Training, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. It's readable, relevant, easy to understand and gives key advice on approaching and completing written and practical assessments. It helps both in-service and pre-service learners to fully understand the requirements of the Award, and how to evidence their achievement towards the standards. This book will: help learners with their written assessments towards the three main units of the Award give guidance on how learners can demonstrate and evidence their achievement help learners with their practical assessments including hints and tips for succeeding in the microteach give guidance for giving and receiving feedback This is a companion title to The Award in Education and Training by Ann Gravells. ?Ann Gravells is leading a CPD Day on 22nd June in London. The event will focus on Raising quality and improving practice in the FE and Skills sector and is a rare opportunity to learn from leading experts. There will only be a limited number of seats available, so book your place here to avoid disappointment.
This book gives a broad overview of the issues faced by early career academics and explores a variety of topics from curriculum planning to employability. Fully updated throughout, key features of this second edition include: - Two new chapters on HE assessment and becoming a supervisor - New case studies in every chapter - What 'the TEF' means for universities This is essential reading for higher education faculty undertaking professional development courses, such as PG Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), the PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE/PGHE) and related courses, and also for early career academics wishing to deepen their understanding of contemporary higher education.
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