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Teaching and Training Vocational Learners

Teaching and Training Vocational Learners

December 2013 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
If you are teaching or training to teach vocational learners across the further education and skills sector or in the workplace, this is your essential guide.

Teaching and Training Vocational Learners is a focused text written to support those who are working with vocational learners, taking into account the specific needs of this group. It provides practical advice and guidance to help you to shape your approach to teaching, learning and assessment. It has comprehensive coverage of the learning you need to prepare you to teach. Throughout, the authors offer a range of exciting and practical examples to help you to expand your 'vocational teaching toolkit'. Included are lesson plans, assessment grids, assignment briefs, ideas to engage employers, help on marking vocational evidence, planning trips and visits and much more.

What is Vocational Education?
The Changing Landscape
Engaging and Motivating Vocational Learners
Employer Engagement
Planning Your Approach
Experiential and Applied Learning
Vocational Assessment
Observing Vocational Learning
The Practitioner Voice
Appendix 1 - Example of a Vocational Scheme of Work
Appendix 2 - Assessment Plan Template
Appendix 3 - IRIS Reflection Template

An excellent book which provides additional and supporting information to develop a learners understanding of the field of teaching and training. We will recommend this to our learners.

Mr Justin Honey-Jones
Commercial Training and CPD, AoFA Qualifications
September 9, 2014

This is an easy to read book which helps students understand the links between theory and practice. Would recommend for trainees teachers in FE.

Mrs Davina Balls
Teacher Training, Great Yarmouth College
August 19, 2014

A good guide to teaching in a specialist area. Practical and with links to theory explaining why approaches work.

Lynette Morris
Internal Quality Assurance, Chiltern Training Group
July 28, 2014

As an assessor in Apprenticeships, this book is an essential read to all who are progressing in their TAQA or just refreshing their skills. Helps to understand individuals and barriers to learning.

Miss Deborah Young
Work Ready People, hit
May 28, 2014

This text has been quite useful for the teaching teams of the PTLLS and DTLLS. The authors provide current information for vocational teachers on policy and how that affects their practice given the changing landscape.

There is also a useful chapter on observing vocational teaching practice which our college observation team would benefit from.
Thank you.

Mr Adam Spiller
Teacher Education, Peterborough Regional College
April 16, 2014

As with other titles in the Learning Matters series, this text is structured into short, accessible chapters, covering all the key topics.

This particular text provides some good links to sources of additional reading, resources and software that are worth investigating if you are working in this field.

The text is mainly geared towards those working in more traditional education settings. It would be good to see some coverage of online / distance education.

Miss Helen Pusey
Foundation Studies, Childcare & Education, Health & Social Care, Business Studies, Design & Technology, MyDistance Learning College
April 10, 2014

useful for referencing learners in the workplace, some of the practices have been updated since this has been written so would only be used as supplemental reading

Mrs Laura Castles
Management, Torfaen Training
April 2, 2014

great read, useful tips and teaching strategies.

Miss CRUPA Mistry
Employability, Intraining
March 27, 2014

Excellent book on the topic highly recommended

Mr Sean Flanagan
Computing, Runshaw College
March 20, 2014

excellent book which discusses vocational learners in an in depth but uncomplicated manner. It offers up examples and solutions that could easily be adapted to the classroom, which helps when you are on placement. It discusses the curriculum and the associated issues regarding its design.

Mrs Marcia Dewar
Sch of Education & Prof Development, Huddersfield University
February 16, 2014

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