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Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice


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Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice by James Avis

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Addressing the new Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers the new edition of this bestselling textbook offers a helpful balance of theory and practice, introducing key theories and concepts relating to learning and assessment as well as providing practical advice on teaching.Revised and updated throughout to reflect the current policy environment, it provides thorough and extensive coverage of the topics for higher level awards in Education and Training. As well as a logical progression through the essential aspects of teaching such as planning and assessment, it considers other key areas including working with different kinds of learners, group learning, individual tutoring, and mentoring and coaching. Praised for being accessible and readable, it also tackles the issues, challenges and opportunities in lifelong learning to provide a comprehensive overview of key debates surrounding the Sector. The editors and contributing authors draw on their experience as teachers and a wide range of research evidence to skilfully weave theoretical frameworks with everyday practice. New content for the second edition includes: Updating of the policy environment, particularly in light of the Lingfield Review14-16 provision in education and trainingHigher education within the context of further education Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice is core reading for those teaching or preparing to teach in the Sector, including those studying for CertEd/PGCE and related awards such as the Level 4 Certificate and Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Contributors: Lyn Ashmore, Wayne Bailey, Liz Bennett, Chris Blamires, Steve Burton, Julie Dalton, Liz Dixon, Amanda Fulford, Josie Harvey, Alison Iredale, Ann Jennings, David Lord, Frances Marsden, Margaret McLay, Bernard McNicholas, Louise Mycroft, David Neve, Penny Noel, Ros Ollin, Kevin Orr, David Powell, Sandra Rennie, Barbara Reynolds, Cheryl Reynolds, Denise Robinson, Emma Salter, Judith Schoch, Robin Simmons, Martin Suter, Dave Swindells, Paul Thomas, Jonathan Tummons, Martyn Walker, Jane Weatherby, Sarah Williamson, Andrew Youde

Author Biography

James Avis, Roy Fisher and Ron Thompson are based at the University of Huddersfield, UK, a leading course provider and a Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training. They are members of the University's Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and Social Justice.
Release date NZ
September 16th, 2014
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd edition
Open University Press
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