This positive and encouraging book acknowledges the anxieties and problems faced by trainee teachers within the Learning and Skills sector. It examines the questions of professionalism and values and ethics within the sector, using a variety of different theoretical perspectives to probe these key themes. In addition, everyday examples and case-studies are used to show such issues in context. It is ideal reading for anyone who wants to understand the trainee s responsibility to students, fellow teachers, managers and to other stakeholders.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How to use this book; The classroom and the college; Working in the Lifelong Learning Sector; Codes of practice; Continuing Professional Development; Working with others: Collegiality and collaboration; Defining professionalism; Reflective practice; The centrality of learning and learner autonomy; Equality, entitlement and inclusiveness; Afterword; Index
Jonathan Tummons in a lecturer in teacher training at York College, a member of the Consortium for Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Prior to this, he taught for ten years at the School of Continuing Education at the University of Leeds, and has wide experience in working with adult learners for other universities, and for the Workers' Educational Association. He is a fellow of the Institute for Learning.