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This text provides an accessible, up-to-date and thought-provoking introduction to policing for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees. It aims not only to inform students and prepare them for their course, but also to expose them to some of the challenges they will face as they begin their studies and/or policing careers. This book is the essential foundation for the Policing Matters series, explaining what policing is, what the police do, the context for policing and what are the main issues it faces and challenges it poses.
This text provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to criminal justice for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. The book provides a holistic overview of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and an exploration of the roles of key players within the system and how the police interact with these organisations. It examines some of the principles that underpin the 'modernisation' of the police, in particular how the police service collaborates with partner agencies and the rationale associated with the Change Agenda.
This is a comprehensive introduction for HE students to the provision, organisation, and governance of sport in the UK. Supported by case study material, it introduces the reader to key government policies, and to the ways in which public, private and voluntary sectors provide sporting opportunities. The book focuses on issues of participation, employment, media coverage and commercialisation, and critically examines them in light of the key themes of equality and diversity. Pedagogical features - learning outcomes and learning activities - help students develop an active approach to the study of sport in the UK.
The research project is a major component of most higher education sport courses. While undertaking a research project can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can all too easily lead to stress and disappointment. Mistakes made early in the process - in the design of experiments, for example - can lead to frustration later on. This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.
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 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.
The revised edition of this text is updated with a range of new questions across all the sub-tests. It provides you with essential practice as you prepare for the UKCAT, with over 500 questions in the equivalent of two full practice tests plus a unique section on tackling non-cognitive analysis / personality tests. The practice tests replicate the format of the UKCAT, and you can tackle these under timed conditions or work your way through at your own pace. Clear explanations and answers ensure you understand the reasoning and analysis processes required and are fully prepared for the final examination. Key updates include: -New questions across all sub-tests -Updated information on the non-cognitive analysis section
Anyone working in the caring professions and education who wishes to understand the causes of difficult, disturbing and dangerous behaviour in young people and to find out how to change it, will find this book useful. It shows how distress and disturbance is created in young people, causing their behaviour to become difficult and problematic not only to adults but also to themselves and to wider society. Using the latest evidence-based theories, the reader will learn how to detect and diagnose problems and work out strategies for helping young people in distress.
This Reflective Reader provides an essential overview of key topics relating to teaching and supporting learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector, enabling trainees to develop both teaching skills and an understanding of the sector itself. The text also covers the required theory-related knowledge content of the national standards. Each chapter concentrates on a key theme such as professionalism, reflective practice and how previous experience can shape teaching. Chapters are presented as independently authored papers, helping trainees to develop confidence in engaging with professional writing. Guidance and discussion notes are included to help trainees evaluate the writing and approach, while activities are used to develop professional skills in reading and writing. This is an invaluable text for all those working towards QTLS, covering key content, demystifying academic writing and encouraging reflective reading and practice. Book jacket.
This book is for all those taking the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL). The contents reflect the units of this new qualification, building on Initial Teacher Training, deepening and broadening professional understanding and skills while addressing individual teacher needs. Chapters cover core topics such as developing pedagogy, assessment for learning, special educational needs and behaviour. The book provides invaluable support for beginning teachers as they manage their professionally based, postgraduate learning, including guidance on critical thinking, reflective practice and research skills, and is clearly linked to the newly developed framework of Professional Standards for Teachers.
Drawing on the legacy of Paulo Freire and the insights of Antonio Gramsci, this book provides new ways of working with communities which put people at the heart of the development agenda. In addition, it offers a strong theoretical basis for action and an insight into the practical application of popular education methods and is based upon strong traditions of practice experience from both the developing and developed worlds. The book is structured so that the theory and practice are integrated. Each chapter provides key discussion points, practice examples, learning activities and a summary of content and learning points.
Written specifically for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses, this book gives an overview of the profession from its early beginnings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis through the development of the different schools and approaches of talking therapies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches. Working within various sectors, such as the commercial, educational and public, is also considered and discussed. The author concludes the book by looking at where counselling and psychotherapy is heading in the future.
This book provides clear guidance on how to approach initial teaching experience, how to plan effective sessions, how to work well with your mentor and how to make the most out of your new career. Through focusing on the real-life experiences of both in-service and pre-service trainee teachers, it offers the opportunity to reflect on and learn from an array of diverse teaching practice experiences from a wide range of vocational areas including construction, hair and beauty, Early Years, psychology, performing arts, law, English, Skills for Life and engineering.
All teachers working in further or adult education settings must achieve the new QTLS teaching standards. 'Delivering Employability Skills' is an optional unit on the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) qualifications. This easy-to-read and accessible text is aimed at trainees undertaking this unit, or existing teachers wishing to refresh their understanding of delivering employability skills as part of CPD. With links to the professional standards and practical activities and examples throughout, this book supports delivery of the subject in a variety of settings.
This book supports students on foundation degrees and degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies that have a work-based element. An essential introduction to becoming a professional in the sector, it begins by looking at work-based learning and goes on to cover study, research skills and essential subject knowledge. It includes activities to help students increase their confidence and get the most out of their course. Essential information on Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) considers the current scene and the future of the sector.
This is a key text for all those on sport science courses. It covers all the essential areas for a study of personal training including fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, training principles, health and fitness, training in different contexts and business issues. Students therefore gain all the required multi-disciplinary knowledge with an understanding of how to apply this in practice. Throughout the text, theoretical explanation is supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.
Written with reference to the 2007 Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and initiatives such as the Primary National Strategy, each chapter offers practical guidance on topics such as planning, assessment and the creation of resources. It provides summaries of key topics in primary geography, including the study of places, environmental sustainability, learning beyond the classroom, global issues, citizenship and cross-curricular approaches to promote children's subject knowledge, well-being and learning within primary geography. With research summaries, practical and reflective tasks, and classroom examples, this book helps trainees and NQTs teach primary geography confidently and creatively throughout the primary school.
Protecting children from abuse is a serious matter, demanding critical thinking, tenacity, resilience, courage and compassion. This book is designed to show how the social work task of protecting children works. It aims to increase the confidence of those undertaking the work, who need to know and understand the processes involved to be better able to form part of the proactive child protection network. It locates knowledge and skills within a series of case examples from the authors' actual practice, making the book an indispensable resource for students, professionals and others concerned with protecting children.
This book is part of the highly-successful Transforming Social Work Practice series and is written specifically to support students on the social work degree. Full of practical activities, case studies and opportunities for students to critically-reflect and explore theory and practice.
Current practice in the field is driven by the government White Paper 'Valuing People' (2001), which declared radical aims for services for people with learning difficulties. This fully revised second edition includes key updates on this White Paper and provides an up-to-date evaluation of the progress made towards those aims. Using case studies, activities and further reading to reinforce learning, this book explores an important area of social work practice and examines the varied roles social workers might undertake - including the achievements and satisfaction of working with service users with learning difficulties and challenges.
This course book is for all degree students who are support staff, particularly teaching assistants (TAs), working in educational settings. It focuses on professional, academic and vocational issues that are common to support workers across the school sectors, and provides essential guidance on the increasingly complex role of all those involved in teaching and supporting learning. The reader is supported throuhgout by clearn learning objectives, practical and reflective tasks, relevant case studies and chapter summaries. This new edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent changes in legislation, policy and the curriculum. It includes new or significantly amended chapters on the development of support staff, supporting pupils in crisis, learning in the Early Years, inclusion, SEN and phonics. New to this edition: New legislation and policy changes mean updates required. Development of a new curriculum has brought changes.
Leadership and management appointments are often made on the basis of an exemplary performance record in a non-managerial role with the implicit assumption that this standard will be transferred into the new role. However, the role of manager and leader in social care is very challenging and some managers struggle to acquire the level of performance they had achieved in their previous role. This book will introduce the values and principles that underpin good leadership and management practice to anyone working in social work and social care services.
This study guide will help education students to locate, evaluate and make effective use of information, from what appears to be a growing and bewildering variety of sources. Both in and out of university, students are faced with increasingly diverse information choices. This book presents a practical and step-by-step approach to each of the six main skills which underpin information literacy. It also provides appropriate practical and reflective tasks, worked examples and top tips to help education students assess and develop their capacity to use information effectively, particularly in the planning and preparation of their course work.
Government drivers promote integrated health and social care services for children and adults yet the field is immensely complex, with the involvement of multiple agencies, professionals and other stakeholders. This book will help students and new practitioners make sense of this rapidly changing scene. It provides an overview and introduction to core leadership and management principles, the key management structures and organisations that comprise integrated services. It also considers some of the differences and dilemmas arising from the range of professions and organisations involved in delivering integrated services.
This is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for all those on Sport Studies courses. It brings together perspectives drawn from a range of disciplines, especially sociology, history and philosophy, with detailed information on the key political, legal, economic and vocational issues relating to sport. The text, which is purpose-written for students based in the UK, examines the full range of topics relevant to Sport Studies and is fully supported with learning activities, suggestions for further study, and guidance on how to progress and succeed in the subject.
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