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This book helps new nursing students, and those thinking of entering the profession, understand what it is to be a nurse in today's rapidly changing healthcare environments. The new edition includes a new first chapter on becoming a nursing student, with insights from students themselves. The book also explains the process of nursing and systems of care delivery which underpin actual practice. A chapter on international working is included for those working or studying abroad. Finally, it explores what nursing is really like when you qualify through interviews with registered nurses in each of the main nursing fields of practice.
Pre-registration student nurses spend 50 per cent of their training on practice placements, which provide a wealth of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills. However, many students find themselves in a clinical environment which is foreign and confusing. This book will help the student to seek out and construct learning opportunities from within the clinical environment and to develop skills for practice learning which will help them to achieve a competent standard. This book will is, first and foremost, a practical and relevant guide for students on developing skills for learning during their practice placements.
Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.
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.
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.
The LNAT entrance exam is now a requirement at many leading UK universities. This fully revised and up to date guide provides an in-depth understanding of both Parts A and B of the test. The rationale and use of critical reasoning tests is explained, including the style and format of the multiple-choice questions used. A practice test is provided which follows the LNAT approach, together with explanations of both the correct and incorrect answers. This edition contains new questions and answers and a new section on applying to university to read law.
This is the authoritative, complete guide to passing the Life in the UK citizenship test. It is designed to support adult learners whose first language is not English, and is written and edited by leading ESOL and citizenship practitioners. Supported and
This key resource for trainee primary teachers helps them to understand and fulfil the new professional requirements for QTS. It focuses on a range of professional issues - including management of pupils' work, individual needs and equal opportunities, behaviour for learning and professional responsibilities outside teaching. Each chapter includes tasks, examples and further reading to highlight important concepts and key issues. New and revised chapters mean this third edition is up to date with the QTS Standards, latest documents and initiatives. Further, new reflective tasks and Moving On sections help trainees to build on the information in each chapter.
Written for students of the Certificate and the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS and DTLLS), this title is a comprehensive course book for the popular optional unit Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is relevant for all students, whatever their awarding organisation and whether they are taking the unit at level 3 or level 4. All Chapters are linked to the QTLS standards and provide comprehensive coverage, closely following the content of the unit, while examples and activities are included to ehnache learning. This second edition now includes 'Extension Activities' specifically for level 4 students and has been updated following the Equality Act 2010. This title will help anyone teaching in a veriety of Lifelong Learning settings and can also be used when providing in-service CPD training for staff.
'Principles and Practice of Assessment' is a core text aimed at the mandatory unit of the CTLLS qualification for levels 3 and 4. The successful completion of this module contributes towards the 'Associate' teaching role outlined by Lifelong Learning UK. This book will help trainees successfully prepare for and complete this unit. It offers helpful activities and case studies which ensure readers understand the principles of assessment and can utilise assessment effectively in their learning and teaching. The material covered in this text is also highly relevant to those undertaking an NVQ in Learning and Development.
This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.
To achieve Early Years Professional Status candidates must demonstrate that they have effectively led the professional practice of their colleagues across the 0-5 age range. The second edition of this popular text helps Early Years students and experienced practitioners develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to do just that. It explains the nature of leadership and the EYP's role in promoting good practice and appropriate values and principles. This new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on leading practice in a multi-professional context and the leader of practice as an agent of change.
This core text provides comprehensive support for pre-service and in-service trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector covering all they need to know to achieve QTLS status. Supporting trainees through all stages of their professional development, the text takes the reader through the theoretical background underpinning teaching and learning and offers practical guidance on day-to-day challenges. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated and includes a new chapter on teaching practice with notes on observation and lesson planning. New information on behaviour management has been added to support trainees in an aspect of teaching that many find challenging.
The 6th edition of this popular core text provides the essential teaching theory and practice for primary English. It promotes effective teaching through secure pedagogical knowledge, covering the key skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, and relating these specifically to primary English. This 6th edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Throuhgout, practical guidance and features support trainees to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching. Trainees will find it helpful to use this book alongside Primary English Knowledge and Understanding. About the Achieving QTS series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series link to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and take into accont recent changes in Initial Teacher Training. Jane Medwell is an Associate Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. David Wray is Professor of Literacy Education at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. Hilary Minns co-ordinates primary English courses in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. Elizabeth Coates works in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick, where she co-ordinate Early Years courses. Vivienne Griffiths is Professor of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.
This dictionary has been updated with new headwords, now over 650, makingit more comprehensive. Each entry is in alphabetical order and along with aclear and straightforward definition, has a funky colour illustration or diagramto help explain the meaning. Cross references link the user to other usefulwords in this dictionary so it is easy to build up vocabulary quickly. Thecolourful, modern design and artwork make it easy to pick out the word you need,and fully understand it.
The essential subject knowledge text for primary English. Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. The 5th edition of this popular text has a number of new features including a new self assessment section and M level extension boxes to provide further challenge in all chapters. References to the 2007 QTS Standards and the Early Years Foundation Stage are also included. With full coverage of the English curriculum, and updated research summaries reflecting the latest thinking, this text is written to help trainee primary teachers develop and consolidate their knowledge of English.
All trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) must pass a computerised literacy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as spelling, punctuation and grammar and can apply these in practice. This book outlines all of the test requirements and the essential subject knowledge candidates will need. This third edition is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test. Written by one of the authors of the skills tests, from the AlphaPlus Consultancy, this text is an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive practice tool for the literacy skills test. This book helps the reader: - familiarise themselves with the skills and knowledge to be tested - fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test - know what to expect on the day of the test
All trainee teachers working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) must pass a computerised numeracy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics, and can apply these in practice. This book outlines all of the test requirements and explains the essential subject knowledge candidates will need. This fifth edition is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test. Written by one of the authors of the actual skills tests, from the Alphaplus Consultancy, this text is an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive practice tool for the numeracy skills test. This book helps the reader: - familiarise themselves with the skills and knowledge to be tested - fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test - know what to expect on the day of the test
'This book is a second edition of a much respected and well-used reference text. . . . One of the strengths of this book lies in the authoritative nature of its contributors and the wealth of experience they disseminate throughout the text. . . . Overall I greatly enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it to those individuals starting out on the path of exploring the field of research into educational leadership and management' - International Journal of Research & Method in Education Written for both new and experienced researchers, this book is the essential guide to research in educational leadership and management. The second edition maintains the accessibility of the first, all chapters have been revised and updated, and the scope of the book has been widened both by the addition of new chapters and by increased contributions from international authors and experts in research in educational leadership. The book deals with: o the concept of research and its philosophical bases o 'critical' approaches to research o fundamental issues of ethics, validity and reliability o exploring existing literature to inform research o making use of existing data sets o the nature of survey, case study, action and practitioner research o research tools such as interviews, questionnaires, documentary research and observation o analysis and presentation of quantitative and qualitative research data o writing up and disseminating research This book is a core text for master's level and professional doctorate courses in educational leadership and management. It is accessible for the beginning researcher, while at the same time providing stimulating reading for students and practitioners with research experience.
"Stephen Edgell is to be commended for his ability to provide an overview of how work has been influenced by social structures over time. This book is divided into 10 chapters which cover the complexity of how 'work' in its many forms has been studied and explored, primarily in European and North American contexts. As a survey text of occupations related to work, this is a good starting point for readers interested in obtaining a broad grounding in understanding theoretical perspectives and their application. " - Lynn Cockburn, Journal of Occupational Science Steve Edgell has written an up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the sociology of every type of work: paid and unpaid, standard and non-standard, under- and unemployment. Sweeping in its historical reach and rigorous in its analysis of key issues of work, this book charts the rise of `work' from the first human societies and provides nuanced understanding of the issues at stake in standard, non-standard, unpaid and voluntary work. Drawing on classic and contemporary theorists, the author: - covers key issues regarding paid work: alienation, post-industrial society, network enterprises in the informational society, flexibility, Fordism, McDonaldization, the destandardization of work and the social impact of unemployment and underemployment; - discusses key issues regarding non-paid work: domestic work as `work', the impact of technology, the impact of feminism, feminization and globalization; - offers a historical perspective of work and gender. 'The overall sweep of the book - from pre-capitalist/industrial to post-globalism is attractive and challenging. The extension of the study of work beyond paid office/factory work is to be welcomed. In short this book will make a wise and welcomed addition to the existing range of sociological texts. ' - Professor Huw Beynon, Director School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University 'Stephen Edgell's Sociology of Work is a reliable, comprehensive and accessible text. He has taken a number of central themes in this field and engaged with the relevant literature and debates in a thoughtful and authoritative way. The comparative and historical treatment of the topics offers an illuminating perspective on the contemporary world of work. Students will find this book to be an invaluable resource. I predict that their copies will become much thumbed and annotated!' - John Eldridge, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Glasgow.
Easterby-Smith (management learning, Lancaster U. Management School, UK) et al. supply students and researchers with a textbook on management research methods that uses the metaphor of a tree to show how the research process unfolds from design to data and analysis to writing, and explains practical techniques for conducting research and the philosophies and assumptions behind them. This edition is in a full-color format; has more on qualitative analysis, especially the use of computer-assisted methods; updates exercises; and has more boxed examples and more on the companion website, which contains podcasts, online readings, a dataset and notes, and other resources. They have added icons for illustrating points and for orientation. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! Visit the Burns & Sinfield Companion Website! Brilliant little book! . . . It's easy to follow and understand, full of practical hints and tips, helps to remove some of the pressures of uni life!' - Amazon review 'Really useful sections on reading and taking notes . . . the bread and butter of student life. ' - Amazon reviewer Are you looking to give your students a helping hand with their work? Packed with study tips and handy activities, this proven guide shows students step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of their time - whatever level they're at. Whether they are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, they'll find out how to: -Sail through those tricky first weeks -Get the most out of lectures by understanding how they learn -Learn techniques for academic writing and research -Pass exams with flying colours -Stay cool and cope with stress. Practical and interactive, this edition features six brand new chapters to arm students with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning their career and focussing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to get ahead. Also launching with this new edition is an improved and expanded companion website. www. sagepub. co. uk/burnsandsinfield3e. Don't miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including downloadable templates, practice exercises and other tools for students to use in both their preparation and their actual work. Tom Burns is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University Sandra Sinfield is Academic Leader in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University.
`A scholarly lexicon and stimulating "rough guide" for cultural studies as it confronts and navigates the shifting sands of past, present and future' - Tim O'Sullivan, Head of Media and Cultural Production, De Montfort University `I'm certain undergraduate and postgraduate readers will consider the Dictionary to be a highly useful resource. Taken together, the definitions provide a effective overview of the field' - Stuart Allan, Reader in Cultural Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol `Any student wishing to acquaint her or himself with the field of cultural studies will find this an enormously useful book' - Joke Hermes, Editor, European Journal of Cultural Studies and Lecturer in Television Studies, University of Amsterdam Containing over 200 entries on key concepts and theorists, the Dictionary provides an unparalled guide to the terrain of cultural studies. The definitions are authoritative, stimulating and written in an accessible style. There are up-to-date entries on new concepts and innovative approaches. An ideal teaching and research resource, the Dicitionary can also be used as a companion to Chris Barker's highly successful Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice (Second Edition, SAGE, 2003) and in conjunction with his Making Sense of Cultural Studies (SAGE, 2002)
'The new edition of Green and Thorogood's Qualitative Methods for Health Research presents a great choice for professors teaching courses across the health care spectrum due to its authors' ability to give students a diverse buffet designed to whet appetites and increase hunger for more qualitative research nourishment' - The Weekly Qualitative Report Suitable for researchers and students in the fields of public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion, Qualitative Methods for Health Research provides a thorough and practical introduction to designing, conducting and appraising qualitative research. Qualitative Methods for Health Research is full of easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply core research skills to health research. Drawing on over twenty years experience of teaching methodology, Green and Thorogood cover the essentials of the theory and principles of applied research in an accessible way. Using examples from a range of settings, this book introduces readers to the key debates in qualitative methodology; issues in designing ethical, feasible and rigorous projects; the main ways of collecting and analysing qualitative data and ways of appraising and writing qualitative research. This new, Second Edition covers developments in systematic reviews of qualitative research and analysis, and includes a chapter focusing on practical issues of qualitative work within applied health research programmes. Key features include: - Case studies - Chapter summaries and key points - Glossary Qualitative Methods for Health Research is an invaluable introduction for both health professionals and students with little prior knowledge of social theory. Judith Green is a Reader in Sociology of Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Nicki Thorogood is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Now in its Third Edition, this unique and highly esteemed text goes from strength to strength, continuing to offer: - seamless coverage of the essential topics of organizational behaviour - a realist's guide to management capturing the complex life of organizations (the paradoxical, emotional, insecure, self-confident, responsible, irresponsible) and delivers the key themes and debates in an accessible way - interactive, instructive (and fun) learning aids and features, both in the text and on the Companion Website - an attractive, easily navigable, full-colour text design - a guide to further reading including hand-selected journal articles, many of which are available on the Companion Website. As well as cutting-edge content and features, the Third Edition now includes: - clearer, more concise exposition of all you need to know about organizations - expanded coverage of public-sector, informal and non-profit organizations - additional discussion of international cultures - revised case studies to cater for readers across the world at all levels of knowledge and experience - a revisited Companion Website with longer case studies. Over the last seven years, more and more students and tutors have been won over by Managing and Organizations' coverage, wisdom and insight, and this new edition is a yet more essential guide to negotiating and understanding the bustling and complex life of organizations.
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