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Quality Assurance and Evaluation in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Quality Assurance and Evaluation in the Lifelong Learning Sector

August 2012 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
All trainee teachers working towards ATLS or QTLS are accountable for the quality of their work, the delivery of their lessons and the success of their students. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the sector's challenging quality agenda and focuses on the reality of teaching and managing under pressure. It begins by asking what is meant by 'quality', and goes on to give guidance on delivering quality lessons and coping with inspections. Professional issues such as accountability and team working are covered in a practical, accessible way. Throughout, case studies provide insights into everyday challenges faced by trainee teachers.

Concepts of quality
Delivering quality in the classroom
External inspection
Internal inspection
Assessment: moderation and verification
Listening to learners and evaluating the learners' experience
Culture, ethos and values
Professionalism and accountability
Working in teams
Putting it all together

This book is as current as it can be in the education sector, and contains a wealth of theoretical and practical information about quality assurance, control, and improvement processes.

The book is well written and structured in a logical way. There are also some excellent examples of good practice, which is ideal for student teachers wishing to improve quality processes within individual courses.

Miss Leanne Humphries
Media Depatrment, South Staffordshire College
January 24, 2014

The institution purchased several copies of this text and it is used extensively by teachers who are training to be quality assurance verifiers.

Ms Lynn Hart
Teacher Education, Moulton College
November 20, 2013

Well written and comprehensive. relevant QA tools and strategies to evidence QA in an educational setting

Mr Vernon Ambris
care , paragon skills for industry
May 15, 2013

This book is well structured and easy to follow although some terminaology requires updating to reflect the current TAQA qualifications. The 'Top Tips' , 'Reflections' and 'Practical Tasks' are excellent, and encourage self-directed learning. The text is well referenced and directs learners to further reading.

Mrs Sarah-Jane Leatherland
Training, Part 8 Consulting
August 22, 2012

A comprehensive insight into quality, especially useful for all new tutors in understanding quality in all areas of their work.

Mr Paul Reed
Teaching, Learning and Standards, Riverside College Halton
August 20, 2012

Accessible text

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Institute of Education, Worcester University
May 28, 2012

Proving to be a very useful overview of process and systems in practice

Mrs Sue Webster
Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth
April 23, 2012

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