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Learning Theory and Classroom Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector
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Learning Theory and Classroom Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition
  • Jim Gould - Farnborough College of Technology


January 2013 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports all trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector working towards QTLS in their understanding of the key learning theories and how these can be applied to their teaching. Existing teachers within the sector will also find this book a valuable resource for refreshing their knowledge and continuing their professional development.

Each learning theory is explored in clear and accessible language, considering the implications for planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management. Readers are encouraged to think critically about learning theories and the implications for classroom practice. Points for reflection, teaching and learning activities, and useful summaries are included throughout. This new edition has been fully revised to include a wider range of learning theories as well as annotated further reading and a glossary of useful terms.

 
Introduction
 
Behaviourism
 
Implications of Behaviourism for Practice
 
Cognitive Approaches
 
Implications of Cognitive Approaches for Practice
 
Humanistic Approaches
 
Andragogy
 
Attention, Perception and Learning
 
Memory and Learning

‘Early in the text, the author states the aim of this book to be, ‘‘to provide a relatively easily digestible overview of learning theory, and the references and further reading at the end of each chapter will allow you to engage in more in-depth study of areas that are of particular interest’’ (p. 6). This, and considerably more, has been achieved in a well-crafted resource for both teachers and students in the lifelong learning sector (and beyond), one they will find informative and engaging in terms of truly understanding how effective teaching practices are informed and enhanced by learning theories.’  

 

 

 

Susan E. Elliott-Johns
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning

An essential guide to learning theory written in clear concise English. The reflective tasks help to underline the value of the theories and increase understanding in a non-taxing way. You can dip into the book as needed or read it from cover to cover quite quickly.

Ms Dee D'e
English Language Arts , Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
November 7, 2016

This book makes the links between learning theory and educational practice clear and interesting. The practical tasks and reflective activities set within the book help students to apply theories to educational settings and learning/teaching activities. This may be especially valuable for students who have limited experience of teaching (I.e. these not on ITT courses).

Ms Heather Pennington
Department of Sociology, Cardiff University
November 8, 2015

An absolutely excellent text that discusses approaches to learning from both a theoretical and classrooom based perspective. I used this text ia lot

Miss Amy Hill
Education, Blackburn College
September 14, 2015

This book has been a great support to me as a tutor but I wouldn't recommend to my undergraduates. My PGCE students however would find this really useful and I will aim to include in taught sessions and encourage them to read it.

Dr Sarah Askey
Education Deanery, Liverpool Hope University
May 14, 2015

Helps with unit 2 for the diploma level 5 teaching and training course

Miss Kerry Simm
Adult Team Apprentices, Harlow College
March 24, 2015

A great support to any teaching course, basic and usable theory, easily understood. Great for people who are working and studying and don't have time to do unlimited research.
well presented with clear usable analogies.

Mrs Jill Gilby
Training & Development, CERT Ltd
February 16, 2015

Similar book already used

Mr David Panes
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
January 22, 2015

an excellent overview of learning theory, written in a very accessible way

Mrs Debra Cushen
care and education, University of Wales
January 15, 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

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