Creates a new model of mentoring where guided, flexible structures unleash the creative capacity of the group. Approaches include the use of lifelong mentoring, professional peer networking and the creative use of collaborative teams.
Looks at issues that readers might face in both teaching undergraduates and in the supervision of graduate research students. This book focuses on presenting explanations and possible strategies designed to make teaching and supervision work less burdensome, more rewarding and manageable.
Training courses do not always produce the outcomes desired. Peter Taylor shows how to improve the quality of the entire training process by showing trainers, trainees and other stakeholders how to adapt training courses to their local conditions to create sustainable improvement.
Suitable reading for further education (FE) lecturers, this guide offers a general introduction to unravelling the maze of assessment in FE. It provides readers with hints and strategies for answering the key questions, including why, what, how and where to assess.
Examines the pressures on traditional models of personal tutoring and sets this against the benefits of greater interaction and engagement to support students as they make the transition into higher education and progress through it successfully. This book is a useful reading for managers and tutors in higher education.
This revised edition is updated for the new qualification requirements and the Professional Standards for Teachers. Essential course support for the new Level 3 Award by best-selling author of Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Based on years of observation at a large state university, this title tracks the dispiriting consequences of trading in traditional educational values for loyalty to the market. It provides an account of how higher education's misguided pursuit of success fails us all.
This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.
Providing guidance on how to grow and lead more stimulated lives, this work describes six models of adult learning and gives 25 methods by which adults learn. The book provides advice on planning religious educational events, and sets out the pros and cons of assessment and accreditation.
This book brings together a range of research findings and professional experience about the effects of teaching on the quality of learning at university, encouraging university teachers to think broadly and imaginatively about approaches to teaching in their own area to help students develop deep, personal understandings of the subject.
Suitable for those studying or teaching the PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and DTLLS (Diploma of Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualifications, this title takes readers through various aspects of teaching and learning.
Provides an investigation of how the contemporary university should develop, the form of pedagogy to be used, with unique insights into the relationship between macro and micro issues in Higher Education.
Degrees of Choice provides a sophisticated account of the overlapping effects of social class, ethnicity and gender in the process of choosing which university to attend. This book draws on qualitative and quantitative data to show how the welcome expansion of HE has also deepened social stratification, generating new and different inequalities.
This handbook is for all college staff who find themselves involved in mentoring trainee teachers in post-compulsory education. It describes all of the expectations, responsibilities and rewards involved in mentoring college teachers in training.
Providing a complex and challenging education in research, the PhD is unlike other degrees and at its heart is the key educational role of supervisor. This book explores the experience of supervision and the PhD, drawing on a range of key viewpoints to further understanding of this complex educational experience.
A comprehensive guide to the requirements for achieving Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. It explores key themes of teaching and learning in the context of the lifelong learning sector, showing how these two processes are inextricably linked and how to apply these theories to practice.
A best-practice guide to teaching in the further education and skills sector, and in professional organizational learning contexts, this volume examines the key concepts underpinning effective teaching and learning.
`This book should be viewed as essential reading for anyone interested in developing their understanding of the field of career counselling and developing their own approach. Practitioners will find much they might want to consider incorporating into their own work' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
`As a career counsellor working with clients of all ages and situations, I found Larry Cochran's new work both pragmatic and intellectually stimulating... [he] provides fresh insight into the essence of career counselling, examining the past to be able to understand the present in order to plan for the future. Written in an accessible style... this book is certainly something which encourages further re
This book draws on a study of student transitions in higher education institutions to both unpack the concept of a learning transition and develop pedagogic strategies to enable learners to develop their learning careers. This book provides an original perspective on teaching and learning in higher education.
What does it mean to be an academic today? What kinds of experiences do students have, and how are they affected by what they learn? Why do so many students and their teachers feel like frauds? Can we learn to teach and research in ways that foster hope and deflate pretension? Academic Life and Labour in the New University.
Offers you with the basic skills required to enter those first lectures, tutorials, lab-sessions and assessments with confidence. This book offers: advice; portfolio sections at the end of chapter; an emphasis on helping you to get started and build up your confidence; and, integration of theory (in small doses) with practice.
Using quotes from the theorists' works, this book shows how critical theory illuminates the everyday practices of adult educators and helps them make sense of the dilemmas, contradictions and frustrations they experience in their work. It also reviews adult educational practices and looks at what it means to teach critically.
The curriculum is noticeable for its absence in public debate and in the literature on higher education. This book begins to redress the balance. Based upon a study of curricula in UK universities, it offers a thesis about the development of higher education, and is intended for those who care about its future.
Analyzes various arguments for the value of academic freedom: Is academic freedom a contribution to society's common good? Does it authorize professors to critique the status quo, both inside and outside the university? Does it license and even require the overturning of all received ideas and policies? Is it an engine of revolution?
Written in a straightforward style, this book is both readable and scholarly in its discussion of issues, challenges and opportunities. It is important reading for teachers, trainee teachers and others working in the lifelong learning sector, including WBL.
What makes a lesson outstanding? This book describes what expert teachers do in classrooms, workshops, laboratories and workplaces and examines why they are so successful.The evidence emerges from twenty real lessons judged by Her Majesty's Inspectors to be outstanding.
This is a highly practical resource for lecturers with a particular focus on working with large groups, especially in a lecture environment. It is designed to complement and support the National Professional Standards Framework and maps directly on to the six areas of activity outlined within it.
This book focuses on the convergence of open and distance learning approaches with conventional education, driven to a considerable extent by a range of technologies which support learning and which are being adopted in all sectors.
Aims to develop a way of understanding educational improvement which focuses on the formation and transformation of the practices through which students learn. This book generates insight into various practices of teaching and learning. It is useful for researchers, policymakers and practitioners for implementing change for the better.
Ever since its medieval origin, the concept of the university has continued to change. The metaphysical university gave way successively to the scientific university, and then to the corporate and the entrepreneurial university. This title charts this conceptual development and examines the possibilities for the idea of the university.