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Study Skills for PTLLS

Study Skills for PTLLS

Second Edition

June 2012 | 168 pages | Learning Matters

The PTLLS qualification has since been replaced with the Award in Education and Training (with a text book of the same name). However, the text in this book will help you to:
*make the most of your taught sessions and self study time by examining effective note taking, group activities, research and resource evaluation;
*succeed in your practical sessions;
*prepare for assignments and use academic writing and referencing.
Please note: The qualifications and standards mentioned in the book have since been updated.

Preparing for Your PTLLS Award
Meeting the Lifelong Learning Professional Teaching Standards

Becoming an Expert Student

Taught Sessions
Getting the Most from Taught Sessions

Effective Note-taking

Keeping Notes and Information Safely

Making the Most of Group Activities

Researching Using Different Media

Choosing and Evaluating Texts and Other Resources

Reading Texts Activitely and Critically

Reflective Practice and Reflective Learning Journal Writing
Reflecting on Learning

The Reflective Cycle

Writing Reflective Learning Journal Entries

Referencing your PTLLS Work
Avoiding Plagiarism

Using and Setting out Quotations and Citations in your Text

Setting Out References in Your Reference List and Bibliography

Presenting Your PTLLS Work
Prsenting your Work in Writing

Presenting Your Work Practice

Moving Forward
Transferable Skills

Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Lifelong Learning

Appendix 1- PTLLS Written Assessments: Guidance

Appendix 2 - Answers to Harvard Referencing Activity

Appendix 3 - Answers to Terminology Word Search

Appendix 4 - SMOG Readability Calculator

Appendix 5 - Useful Books and Websites


Many students want to expand on their qualifications the PLTS book is great for giving insight into the PLTS. those students that wish to develop further said they would buy this book to guide them.

Miss Naomi Whale
childcare, City of Bath College
March 11, 2013

An excellent and appropriate read for ant Ptlls student. It is also really good for students returning to education after a long time away.

Mr Paul Reed
Teaching, Learning and Standards, Riverside College Halton
March 1, 2013

Very appropriate for PTLLS students.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
February 14, 2013

A very user-friendly text which I can use in my tutorial sessions as well as for students to use independently.

Mrs Kathleen Tate
Please select your department, Burnley College
December 6, 2012

Helpful text for students undertaking the PTLLS.

Mrs Jenny Hibbert
Teacher Education, Dudley College
November 22, 2012

Another excellent PTLLS book!

Mrs Claire York
Education , Nelson & Colne College
November 14, 2012

This book is recommended for learners who have been out of education for a while and are starting their PTLLS.

Mrs Jane Boothman
Education , Filton College
November 7, 2012

A good book to accompany the Preparing to Teach book by Ann Gravells. It is essential that students returning to study have support, and this book does help them prepare and organise their work.

This has been recommended as a library purchase.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
September 13, 2012

Fab, fab, fab book - absolutely essential for all PTLLS learners as it will help those learners who have not been to education for a long time. I really enjoyed reading this book and have highlighted sections that will help learners. Another brilliant book.

Mrs Alicia Hawkes
Education, Totton College
September 11, 2012

Clear explanations of the award and next stages after the award. Easy to read and follow.

Good coverage of basic tips to assist learners. Eg. note taking.

Lots of helpful references.

Presenting your PTlls work is clear and directive to negate anxiety related to delivering work.

Mrs Sue Williams
Institute of Applied Social Studies, Birmingham University
September 3, 2012

Jacklyn Williams

Jacklyn Williams has been teaching since 1995, developing, managing and teaching business education, Skills for Life, key skills and teacher education. She has worked in sectors including FE, HE, personal and community development learning, family learning, the Prison Service and work-based learning. She also works nationally as a trainer and consultant, and is an External Quality Assurer for the City & Guilds teacher education qualifications. /par1/Jacklyn has QTLS status, holds a MA in Education, and is an NLP Master Practitioner, which bring an added dimension to her teacher education. More About Author

Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee teachers. She aims... More About Author

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