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

Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice

byJames Avis, Roy Fisher, Ron Thompson

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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"This is an excellent book for teachers entering the lifelong learning sector...it is a very helpful mirror and guide for those entering, or established in, this diverse and rewarding sector."
Journal of Education for Teaching

"This book achieves a skilful balance between theory and practice in that the text is theoretically informed whilst also being highly practical and accessible to a wide audience of teachers and trainee teachers."
Dr Jaswinder K Dhillon, School of Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK

This comprehensive book introduces key theories and concepts relating to learning and assessment as well as providing practical advice on teaching. It considers:

  • the scope and history of the lifelong learning sector
  • practical aspects of teaching, learning and assessment
  • working in the lifelong learning sector The detailed coverage of teaching and learning includes topics such as working with different kinds of learners, with groups, individual tutoring, mentoring and coaching. The Editors and contributing authors expertly relate theoretical frameworks to everyday practice throughout the book, drawing on real-life examples and case studies

    The book also recognises the challenge of work based learning (WBL) and provides a critical overview of theoretical frameworks for WBL as well as considering the non-teaching aspects, including staff room cultures, relations with colleagues, "networking" and administration that form part of the work placement experience. There is also coverage of career building, including obtaining a first post and subsequent career progression

    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. It is ideal for those studying for PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS qualifications and for Cert Ed and PGCE awards related to the Lifelong Learning Sector.

James Avis is Professor of Post-Compulsory Education and Training at the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, UK. Roy Fisher is a teacher educator and researcher at the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, UK. Ron Thompson is a teacher...
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Title:Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.5 × 6.6 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335234682

ISBN - 13:9780335234684

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Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR
Introduction
What is the Lifelong Learning Sector?
Teacher Education for Lifelong Learning
Theory and Practice
Professionalism
Theorising the Work Based Learning of Teachers
Equality and Diversity

SECTION TWO: TEACHING IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR
Learning and Learners
The Curriculum in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Practical Teaching
Teaching with Technology
E-Tutoring
Assessment
Subject Specialist Pedagogy
Reflective Practice
Mentoring in Teacher Education
Coaching

SECTION THREE: WORKING IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING SECTOR
Getting to Know the Organisation
Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Administration and Course Management
Evaluation and Quality Assurance
Career Planning and Continuing Professional Development