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Achieving your Diploma in Education and Training



May 2014 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This textbook supports the new Level 5 Diploma in Education Training qualification for those training to teach in the further education and skills sector.  Full of informed practical guidance to help you to develop your teaching skills and supported by meaningful links to theory, it covers all mandatory units included in the Diploma and has been carefully designed to be your essential guide to successfully achieving the qualification.

Thought-provoking activities throughout every chapter draw out key points and allow you to directly apply them to your own practice. This book clearly communicates what is required for high-quality teaching and empowers you to succeed in the FE classroom and beyond.

Chapter topics include:

  • The role and professional responsibilities of teachers
  • Planning and assessing learning
  • Strategies for effective teaching
  • Managing learners in the classroom
  • Career development in education and training.
 
Education and Training: The Teacher’s Role and Responsibilities
 
Planning for Teaching and Learning
 
Choosing and Using Resources
 
Assessing for Teaching and Learning
 
Communication and Teaching Strategies
 
Learning: Theory and Practice
 
Managing Learners
 
Professionalism and Continuing Professional Development
 
Curriculum Development and Design
 
The Wider Context of Professional Practice
 
Successfully Completing your Diploma in Education and Training

'Building on years of experience, the authors have put into print the high standard of practice they expect from their trainee teachers. The complexities of teaching are explored in an accessible and developmental manner including helpful advice on completing the new Diploma in Education and Training.'

Dr Anne Samson
Teacher Educator, Westminster Partnership

'A helpful, authoritative and comprehensive book which contains engaging activities, clear advice and an accessible structure, underpinned by relevant research, sound theoretical principles and the in-depth experience of the authors. This excellent text will contribute significantly to helping trainee teachers develop as aspirational, outward-looking teaching professionals.'

Jim Crawley
Senior Lecturer - Education Studies, Bath Spa University

 ‘The book clearly and carefully presents the most up to date themes and topics that cover the new teaching standards in the UK.  I recommend this book not only to trainee teachers and teacher trainers in the post compulsory sector but as a must read book for all teachers.’

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Trainer and Head of Teacher Education, North East Surrey College of Technology

'This book will open your mind.  It will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to step up to the mark and qualify as a teacher.  It will introduce you to theories relating to teaching, learning and assessment and support you to become a reflective practitioner.'

Lois A M Acaster
Qualification Consultant

'A key text for all trainee teachers in the sector undertaking the revised DTLLS qualification; highly relevant and up-to-date'

Teresa Thomas
Education Consultant/Associate Head of Education and Training, Cornwall College

One of the first textbooks published to support trainees studying for the new Level 5 Diploma in Education Training qualification, it covers all the mandatory qualification units plus has a useful section on career development. Activities  in every chapter draw out key points so you can apply them to your own practice.  

Marie Ashton, Editor In Tuition
In Tuition, Institute for Learning

This is a practical, easy to read book linked to the ETF standards, with a summary of key points, a reference list and activities to encourage reflection in every chapter. It not only includes traditional theories but also explores current legislation, current regulations and contemporary issues. A must read for any student undertaking the DET, Cert Ed or PGCE in Post Compulsory Education.

Mr David Andrews
Education, Grantham College
May 12, 2017

Comprehensive book, nice chapters and good additional activities.

Mr Marc Stewart
Education, Peterborough Regional College
December 13, 2016

wow, what a fantastic book. very well written, easy to process with clearly laid out references that have developed a reading list for learners. fantastic!

Mr Ryan Saunders
Southend Campus, South Essex College - Basildon
November 13, 2016

This book covers the requirements of year 1 of the Diploma in Education and Training and is recommended for all Diploma leaners wishing to interpret the standards required

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
March 8, 2016

Jim Gould

Jim Gould has over forty years of experience in teaching within the schools, Adult Education and Further Education sectors. He has managed Teacher Education departments in colleges in Surrey and Hampshire and although now semi-retired remains active in the delivery of Certificate in Education and BA (Hons) Education programmes at Farnborough College of Technology. Jim has extensive experience in curriculum development  and has acted in a consultancy role in a variety of validation events. He supports Blackpool Football Club. More About Author

Jodi Roffey-Barentsen

Dr Jodi Roffey-Barentsen is Programme Manager of Education and Teacher Training at Farnborough College of Technology in Hampshire. She has extensive experience in teaching and learning in a range of educational settings and is responsible for a suite of degree courses in education and learning support.   Her research interests are in the field of Reflective Practice, the deployment of Teaching Assistants and Transition to HE. Jodi works as a consultant for an international exam board and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning.    More About Author

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