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Curriculum Studies in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Curriculum Studies in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition

May 2012 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
This book provides an accessible overview of the key issues surrounding the curriculum for all those working towards QTLS. Curriculum shapes the programs that are taught, dictates which students can have access to courses and lies at the heart of what teachers and trainers actually do. Examples and case studies throughout the book demonstrate these issues within working FE colleges, adult education centers and work-based learning contexts. It also offers succinct summaries of key theories and debates relating to the curriculum. This fully revised edition reflects the latest policies and thinking and now includes a glossary of useful terms.

Key Features
  • Explains complex issues in clear and accessible language
  • Relates to a core component of most QTLS programs
  • Authentic case studies from a range of contexts
  • Promotes critical reflection on debates surrounding the curriculum
Defining the Curriculum
Conceptualizing the Curriculum
Shaping the Curriculum
Planning, Sequencing and Delivering the Curriculum
Evaluating the Curriculum
Curriculum, Learning and Knowledge
Boundary Crossing: Curriculum, Place and Time
The Accessible Curriculum

Having worked as a practitioner in lifelong learning myself for many years, I feel most grateful to the author and the publisher for their painstaking effort in bringing out such a resourceful handbook for the emerging professional community of lifelong learning with a focus on curriculum studies and practice. Reviewing this book, I have personally obtained much useful knowledge and techniques which could well be reintroduced into training programmes for adult education and lifelong learning practitioners, not merely in the context of the UK but also in other parts of the world.

Tiedao Zhang
International Review of Education

Although this is an older book, it is a good book which explains curriculum studies in a straight forward and clear way.

Mrs Fern Bentley
Nursing (Derby), University of Derby (Chesterfield)
May 8, 2023

Right content for the course

Mrs Val Swales
Education, Bespoke Professional Development and Training Ltd
May 11, 2020

A very useful book in getting the bottom of what curriculum is. Nicely laid out and easy to use. I have dipped in and out of this book over the last few weeks and I have found it very interesting, easy to read and understand when I am so time poor.

Ms Dee D'e
Education, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
January 21, 2017

An excellent resource for both teachers and students.

Sasha Pleasance
Teacher Training, South Devon College
March 26, 2015

An ideal addition to the Curriculum module on the Diploma as well as useful for developing an understanding of the nature and development in curriculum design and impact on learners

Miss Marie Sayers
Teacher Education, Greenwich Community College
March 11, 2015

A simple to read book that helps students to understand and teachers to deliver the underpinning knowledge for the unit - Highly recommended.

Mr Christopher McKechnie
Scotton Hall, HM Forces
December 14, 2014

The Learning Matters books are a great supplemental read. The book is easily accessible with some good supportive elements for use within assignments.

Miss Lisa Holland
Education , Tameside College
November 20, 2014

This book have been used within the Diploma in Education and Training module delivery. It is an essential resource for teachers/trainers when researching and developing curriculum design.

Mrs Patricia Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
October 18, 2014

This book is so easy to read and easy to find the information you need as well.

This book is great for new teachers and a big help with the curriculum assignment too

Miss Yeeman Lam
Childcare Department, Bishop Burton College
April 1, 2014

Jonathan Tummons

Jonathan Tummons is associate professor and deputy head of the School of Education at Durham University, UK. Jonathan researches, writes and teaches in a variety of fields relating to higher, further, and professional education, and his work has been consulted by qualification awarding bodies, further education colleges,  medical educators, Ofsted, and the OECD. More About Author

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