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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Fifth Edition


July 2012 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
This book is a popular and accessible guide to the PTLLS Award (which has been replaced with the Award in Education and Training) and 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 was 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



 

 
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

Always recommend that my students buy this book to help with their studies.

Mrs Lisa Moreton
Professional Development Programmes, Churchgate Academy
November 22, 2013

Great to see an updated version of this essential course reader. Recommended it to all my learners.

Ruth Dixcee
Cornwall Learning, Cornwall County Council
November 22, 2013

This is an excellent book that I would recommend for a PTTLS course, it has all that you need ror the student working towards this award, in accessible format.

Mr Mark Flagg
Faculty of Humanities, Swansea Metropolitan University
November 21, 2013

A text that students will/have found very helpful.

Mandy Turton
Cornwall Learning, Cornwall County Council
September 23, 2013

Provides valuable insight int the challenges that practitioners will face in the delivery of curricular in FE sector

Mrs Rosalind Roberts
Business Administration , Swansea Metropolitan University
September 9, 2013

A good readable book that is practical and accessible.

Mr Robin Lodge
Leadership and Management, Robin Lodge Associates Ltd
August 15, 2013

Recommend toallmy PTLLS students

Mrs Theresa Rowland
Teacher Training, Adult Education Centre
July 30, 2013

This book has been an essential course book for PTLLS students and I am awaiting in anticipation for Anne Gravell's next publication in August to support the new qualification.

Mrs Karen Curry
Prof, Aylesbury College
July 3, 2013

A well written text. Highly recommended to any student undertaking their first teaching qualification.

Mrs Jayne Daly
Faculty of Buisness Law and Education, Staffordshire University
June 28, 2013

Very clearly written book, great activities and further recommended reading

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Education Centre
June 7, 2013

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