This book focuses on the Interactive Exercise, which forms a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. The role play (as the exercise is often referred to) is traditionally the part of the recruitment test that candidates worry about most and find particularly difficult. The book clearly explains the role play process, making links to the Core Competencies and in particular examining issues of diversity. It offers a number of Interactive Exercises in the form of candidate and role player instructions and provides guidance on the completed exercises.
This practical and accessible book focuses on the interview, which forms a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. This book identifies the nature of the interview and fully explains what to expect in the way of interaction with the assessor. It offers clear guidance on preparation for, and performance in, the interview and identifies the core competencies tested within the exercise. The range of practice exercises and detailed guidance increases confidence and competence and helps candidates to fully prepare for this aspect of the test.
This is a practical guide to reflective practice for teachers and trainee teachers in the FE and skills sector. Reflective practice is a key element of teaching and this comprehensive and accessible guide introduces and explains this area of practice for trainee and new teachers. It asks 'what is reflective practice?' and includes an exclamation of the processes of reflection and tips on reflective writing. Many trainees and new teachers need support in reflective practice. Written for all those working towards QTLS, this text gives practical guidance on how to become a reflective practitioner and examines how this relates directly to teaching in the FE and skills sector, and how reflection can benefit teaching. This second edition includes new chapters on 'reflective teaching and learning' and 'reflection-re-action', a new Theory Focus feature. Richard Malthouse has extensive knowledge of education and training in the UK and abroad. He currently works in training design and performance needs analysis for a large law enforcement agency. Alongside this, Richard is the director of a successful company offering coaching to individuals. Richard is a Doctor of Education and a Fellow of the Institute of Learning. Jodi Roffey-Barentsen is Programme Manager of the BA (Hons) in Education and the Foundation Degree in Learing Support at Farnborough College of Technology and is involved in a range of initial teacher training programmes. Jodi also works as a consultant for the Institute of Learning. Jodi is a Doctor of Education and a fellow of the Institute for Learning.
Reflective practice is an important part of CPD and many trainee teachers need support in this area of their development. This practical text introduces and contextualises reflective practice within CPD. It considers 'what is reflective practice?' and includes an examination of the processes involved. This second edition has been updated throughout with chapters on reflective learning and teaching, enabling trainee teachers to use reflection to enhance their teaching, and how to reflect on one's own reaction, developing a deeper understanding. A Theory Focus feature is also added to encourage the reader to engage with research in this area.
This text provides an accessible and up to date guide to study skills for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. Efficient study skills pave the way to successful learning. This book helps policing students with all aspects of their studies including identifying how they learn best, effective note-taking, how to be critical and analytical in their reading, writing and thinking, how to carry out research and writing a final dissertation.
This practical and accessible book focuses on the verbal and numerical reasoning exercises, which form a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. Candidates often perform poorly in these exercises, due to a lack of familiarity with their format and structure. The book clearly explains the purpose of the reasoning tests, why these skills are important for a career in the police and examines the format and structure of the tests. It provides an explanation of the basic numeric rules and operations required for the numerical reasoning tests, with questions to check understanding, and a number of full mock tests, with answers, for both verbal and numerical reasoning. The range of practice exercises and detailed guidance increase confidence and competence and help candidates fully prepare for these aspects of the police recruitment process.
This practical and accessible book focuses on the Written Exercise, which forms a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. The book starts with an overview of the principles of completing a written exercise. It gives clear information on issues of grammar, spelling and punctuation, with examples of common mistakes and questions to check understanding. Full written exercises, in the form of candidate's instructions and the various associated documents, provide essential practice and the intentions of each are explained, identifying the core competencies being tested.
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