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This series provides subject related texts of different genres which can be used for teaching specific subjects as well as part ofthe Literacy Hour. While the content of the texts are firmly rooted in the requirements for that particular subject, teachers are able to select particular texts as appropriate for use in the Literacy Hour. And by using texts that are relevant to the learning that children are doing in the rest of the day, teachers can place the Literacy Hour within a meaningful context. The books provide: *fully photocopiable texts covering a broad range of genres and subject content-original, previously published, and rewritten *texts that are Key-Stage specific *teaching notes and ideas *at-a-glance grids which demonstrate where texts fit into the Literacy Framework and subject Programmes of study. HISTORY KS1 will provide sections on the following historical areas of study: Changes in children's own lives and others around them; The way of life of people in the more distant past; The way of life of people in the very distant past; The way of life of people in ancient times; Lives of significant men and women; Past events. *Provide secondary and primary sources for teaching subject knowledge *Compiled specifically to match subject requirements of the various Curricula *Ideal to use as part of the Literacy hour *All texts photocopiable
This book guides the reader through the international development of social work and discusses how aspects of globalisation are making it an increasingly international activity and profession. Individual chapters locate the UK population historically and currently as a multicultural community and explore the international issues that social workers in the UK confront in their daily practice with children and families, people with mental health issues and older people. This text helps students meet the academic benchmarks and National Occupational Standards that require them to locate social work practice in a European and international context.
Children's behaviour is a key concern for trainees and teachers. This book explores the concept of behaviour for learning which is very much driven by the Every Child Matters agenda. It examines the roles of relationships and children's social knowledge in depth. In particular, it explores relationship with self, relationship with others and relationships with the curriculum. It also considers the importance of self-reflection and other additional factors affecting behaviour for learning such as children's learning difficulties. It highlights the complexities and wider social factors involved in attaining positive behaviour, in a way which recognises the whole child.
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 is an essential text for all primary trainees, covering the fundamental issues for learning and teaching in primary schools today. It motivates and challenges trainees at the same time as guiding them through the Standards for the Award of QTS. Chapters explore the major themes in teacher education, such as behaviour, communication and creativity, encouraging reflection on key questions and professional dilemmas. In addition, two key chapters provide specific advice to help trainees interpret and fully understand the standards, with strategies for successfully implementing them and demonstrating how each of the standards can be met.
This book is a valuable resource for all trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector who want to further their understanding of learning theories and how these can be applied to their classroom practice. Each learning theory is considered with the implications for planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management in mind and readers are encouraged to think critically about learning theories and the implications of these for classroom practice. This book will help trainees fulfil the criteria for the award of QTLS and, more importantly, encourage them to use learning theories to bring their teaching alive.
This book supports trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector in the assessment of their knowledge of ICT. A self-audit section is included to help trainees understand their level of competence and confidence and will help them identify any gaps in their knowledge and skills. This is followed by exercises and activities to support and enhance learning. The book covers all the content of the LLUK standards for the minimum core for information and communication technology. Coverage and assessment of the core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status.
The teacher training framework, introduced in September 2007, requires all teachers in the post-16 sector to possess knowledge, understanding and personal skills to at least level 2 in the minimum core for numeracy. Coverage and assessment of the core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status. This book is a practical guide to numeracy for trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector. It enables trainee teachers to identify and develop their own numeracy skills and also to support their students' numeracy.
This book introduces trainees and newly qualified primary teachers to the teaching of art and design in primary schools. It helps students gain an appreciation of what constitutes good practice in primary art and design and how they can go about achieving it. To meet the different needs of students, the book identifies varying levels of experience, creativity and confidence, and offers suggestions for applying these levels to the classroom. The book covers key areas of the art and design curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considering both their discrete and developmental characteristics.
This student text covers all aspects of working with drug and substance misusers, including the history and changes in policy on substance misuse and the differences between working with young and adult clients. Recent government initiatives and legislative changes are carefully outlined, while discussions on why people take drugs and the policy implications of harm reduction and abstinence approaches to substance use/misuse are related back to practice, so that readers understand how to engage with the client group and the reasons for varying success across treatment approaches.
This book provides a practitioner's perspective on the challenges and developments of working in Child Care Social Work in the current context of organisational and social change. Drawing on the experience of social work practitioners who have undertaken the Post-Qualifying Child Care Specialist Award, the book shows how these challenges are being met in everyday practice, providing a forum to share their knowledge and experience with others and contribute to best practice. It will be of interest to social work practitioners and students and all those interested in the reality of current child care practice.
Research skills are central to successfully completing the social work degree. This title will help students develop those skills and apply them to all aspects of their work. Detailed information is included on a variety of research methods, such as focus groups, literature reviews, questionnaires and interviews, which are fundamental to students' research projects. Packed with useful practical examples, it provides plenty of opportunity for critical examination of research methods and their outcomes.
Students need to be critical, analytical and evaluative in their thinking, reading and writing when undertaking the challenge of a social work degree. While lecturers may highlight this need when marking assignments, there is limited space to explore these topics within an already tight social work curriculum. This concise guide helps to tackle this problem. It includes chapters on thinking critically, how to develop writing skills, how to reason and finally, developing as a critical practitioner.
Primary languages are to be an entitlement for all pupils in KS2 from 2010. There is therefore a need to ensure that trainee primary teachers are equipped with the required skills, knowledge and understanding to contribute to this process. This book supports specialists, and also non-specialist trainees with an interest in MFL, who may need to deliver languages across the curriculum, providing them with a clear understanding of the methodology and helping them to develop linguistic competence and confidence.
Professional teaching placements are an essential part of secondary teacher training, with trainees spending around two thirds of their time in schools. This practical handbook helps trainees fully prepare for their school experience, offering the guidance and reassurance to ensure they are confident and successful during placement. It is full of invaluable advice and practical suggestions, with clear links to the Professional Standards for QTS throughout.
Success with your Education Research Project is a practical, user-friendly text on research methods aimed specifically at undergraduate students on education courses. Research projects are carried out in schools and non-school settings by nearly all undergraduates in teacher training, Education Studies and other educational disciplines, and this book makes clear references to these courses and contexts throughout. All chapters include learning outcomes, worked examples, practical and reflective tasks and summaries of key points. Topics such as using the net and plagiarism are covered with up to date information, while key content on literature searches, crtical thinking and the development of argument provides clear guidance and ensures deeper understanding. This new edition has been updated throughout to provide greater depth on many topics. Study Skills in Education This series addresses key study skills in the context of education courses, helping students indentify their strenghts and weaknesses, increase their confidence and realise their academic potential. The books are suitable for students on: - any course of Initial Teacher Training leading to the award of QTS (primary or secondary) - degree course in Education or Education Studies with or without QTS - degree courses in Early Years or Early Childhood Studies; - foundation degrees in Education or any education-related subject discipline
This book offers a practical and straightforward approach to understanding how the law protects, empowers and regulates young people's lives. The implications for the professional youth worker of a wide range of dilemmas are considered. Workers are encouraged to consider what is meant by rights and, through practical examples, to examine their own beliefs and ethical codes, particularly where they conflict with established rules. The book combines real-life examples with discussion points on some of the key principles of law, inviting readers to consider what it means to be professional and to promote and support young peoples' rights.
Mental health social workers work within multidisciplinary teams, often based in health settings. The variety of services they work within are shaped by mental health policy that is increasingly being influenced by research evidence of 'what works'. This book provides an accessible, yet authoritative, guide to the evidence base that underpins contemporary mental health policy in the UK. It critically engages with the notion of evidence-based practice in mental health social work and provides a guide to becoming an evidence-based practitioner. It also provides an accessible guide to appraising quantitative and qualitative research relevant to mental health social work practice.
This book supports primary trainees in their learning and teaching approach to the core humanities subjects: geography, history and religion. It promotes an integrated approach to these subject areas and encourages trainees to reflect on the links between subjects, across the curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2. This edition has been updated to incorporate the revised Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and addresses key initiatives such as Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the Primary National Strategy for Literacy and Mathematics.
Coaching is an increasingly important area of sports science courses, and this text provides accessible and up-to-date coverage of this key topic. Modern coaches need to be applied scientists who keep abreast of research and are able to apply a multidisciplinary understanding to their practice. The book therefore examines coaching in terms of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, as well as perennial issues such as athlete motivation, nutrition, design of training programmes, talent identification, monitoring and ethics. Written by an author who combines academic expertise with high-level practical experience, the book successfully links theory with case studies.
It is essential that social work students have a clear grasp of the history and the evolutions of social work practice. Now in its Fourth Edition, Nigel Horner's classic introductory text looks at how issues such as the Personalisation Agenda, the work of the Reform Board, and how the notion of a Big Society and the recent contractions in government spending have impacted on practice and education.
This book brings key elements of the legislation, Code of Practice, Memorandum, Government Circulars and relevant case law and policy together into one text. Written in an accessible style and supported by exercises, case studies and checklists, it is a clear guide to the law relevant to the practice of an Approved Mental Health Professional. This second edition is invaluable for anyone wishing to become an AMHP, as well as their assessors, who have previously had to refer to a variety of sources in order to achieve a thorough understanding of relevant points of law and practice.
Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can find challenging and complex. This book helps students to understand how theory impacts and informs social work practice. Updated with a new introduction by the author, subjects covered include values and ethics, organisational contexts and putting theory into practice. There is a chapter on the relationship between theory and practice in social work which examines notions of empowerment and concepts of social exclusion and the distinctive role of the social work practitioner. Critical thinking exercises are built into the text to aid learning and reflective thinking.
Critical thinking as a process can appear formal and academic and far-removed from everyday practitioner experience. This second edition of enables post-qualifying students to develop their analytical skills in line with their everyday experiences. By placing emphasis on writing, communication and critical reflection, this book challenges the view that theory and critical awareness are the preserve of the classroom and instead gives the reader the confidence to better enhance their social work skills.
This third edition provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health and, by highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding to enable them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges. This edition also reflects the recent and important changes to mental health legislation policies and practice, including the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 2007, which makes significant amendments to the 1983 MHA, including the introduction of the Approved Mental Health Professional.
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