Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education

Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education




The third edition of this bestselling text examines the breadth of post-compulsory education (PCE) from Adult and Further Education through to training in private and public industry and commerce. Revised and updated throughout to include recent initiatives and developments in the field, it is the definitive textbook on learning, teaching, resources, course planning and assessment in all areas of PCE.

The authors examine key areas in post-compulsory education through topical discussion, practical exercises, theory, reading, analysis, information, and examples of student work. Popular features of the previous edition such as the chronology of PCE have been retained and fully updated.

About the Author:
Andy Armitage is Head of the Department of Post-Compulsory Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

About the Author:
Robin Bryant is Head of the Department of Crime and Policing Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

About the Author:
Richard Dunnill is Head of Education, Institute for Education Policy Research, Staffordshire University, UK

About the Author:
Karen Flanagan is Senior Lecturer in Post-Compulsory Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

About the Author:
Dennis Hayes is Head of the Centre for Professional Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

About the Author:
Alan Hudson is Director, Leadership Programme for China, University of Oxford, UK

About the Author:
Janis Kent is Curriculum Manager for Professional Studies and Learning Resources, Orpington College, UK

About the Author:
Shirley Lawes isSubject Leader, Modern Foreign Languages, University of London, Institute of Education, UK

About the Author:
Mandy Renwick is Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335200672
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

Mandy Renwick is Lecturer, Cardiff School of Education, UWIC

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
Abbreviations     viii
Introduction     1
Working in post-compulsory education     4
What is Chapter 1 about?     4
Contested concepts of professionalism in PCE     5
Three educational thinkers     15
The 'triumph' of vocationalism     22
The lifelong learning teacher: learning and developing     33
What is Chapter 2 about?     33
Teacher learning and development     34
Continuing professional development     36
Initiatives supporting CPD     37
Strategies for CPD     41
Student learning in post-compulsory education     60
What is Chapter 3 about?     60
Factors affecting student learning     61
Learning theories     71
Effective learning     77
Learner autonomy     82
Teaching and the management of learning     88
What is Chapter 4 about?     88
The planning process     89
Managing the learning environment     98
Resources for teaching and learning     108
What is Chapter 5 about?     108
What is a learning resource?     109
The effective use of learning resources     111
The organization of learning resources     113
Audio-visual learning resources     114
IT learning resources     121
The production of learning resources     132
Open and flexible learning     133
Assessment     143
What is Chapter 6 about?     143
Assessment: ourselves and our students     144
Referencing     147
Assessment techniques     149
Evidence-based assessment     152
Assessment for learning     164
Reviewing, recording and reporting achievement     167
Exploring the curriculum     178
What is Chapter 7 about?     178
What is the curriculum?     178
What are the key features of our courses?     184
What ideologies (values, assumptions and purposes) underpin our courses?     190
The 14-19 reforms     195
Where do you stand so far?     206
Course design, development and evaluation     211
What is Chapter 8 about?     211
Designing and developing your course     211
Evaluating your course     224
Scrutinizing your course      230
Developments in post-compulsory education     242
What is Chapter 9 about?     242
The purpose of the chronology     244
A chronology of post-compulsory education     245
A note on comparative chronologies     269
Bibliography     274
Index     287

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