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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Fifth Edition


July 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
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 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 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

Moving to the new Award in Education and Training? 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.

 
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

'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
Student

A brilliant starter book with good information on teaching principles. Very useful and a good read

Mrs Nahid Shah
Education, Meridian Centre
February 5, 2015

Very good resource to have.

Mr Evans Darko
Business, UK College of Business & computing
January 19, 2015

Good structure
Links to units well
Clear and to the point

Mrs Theresa Rowland
Teacher Training, Adult Education Centre
January 16, 2015

Very useful for my diploma in education and training

Mrs Lisa Willats
CHILD CARE, Harlow College
June 3, 2014

An excellent book for adults who are expected to teach to their peers within their role.

Ms Julie Tilstone
Education, Douglas Macmillan Hospice
May 28, 2014

This was an excellent resource for PTLLS learners

Ms Natasha Rear
Education, New College Nottingham
April 4, 2014

Clear and well written book, very easy and clear to understand especially for those wishing to teach in the post 16 sector.

Miss Mehjabeen Shaukat
Teacher Education, Tameside College
March 9, 2014

Useful to students teaching in FE with good priniciples included and links to theories of learning

Ms Jan Royal
Nursing , Nottingham University
February 11, 2014

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