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Learning Theory and Classroom Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector

by Jim Gould

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.

The Minimum Core for Information and Communication Technology

by Sandra Murray

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 Minimum Core for Numeracy: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

by Sheine Peart

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.

Teaching Primary Art and Design

by Paul Key Jayne Stillman

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.

Social Work with Drug and Substance Misusers

by Anthony Goodman

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.

Introducing Child Care Social Work

by Jill Davey Jennifer Bigmore Keith Brown

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 for Social Work

by Andrew Whittaker

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.

Critical Learning for Social Work Students

by Sue Jones

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

by Cynthia Martin

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.

Successful Teaching Placements in Secondary Schools

by Kate Shilvock Melanie Pope

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

by John Sharp

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

Law and Youth Work

by Mary Maguire

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.

Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work

by Martin Webber

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.

Teaching Humanities

by Pat Hoodless Elaine Mccreery Paul Bowen Sue Bermingham

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 Science

by Dan Gordon

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.

What is Social Work?

by Jonathan Parker Greta Bradley Nigel Horner

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.

The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Mental Health Law

by Robert Brown

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 and Using Theory in Social Work

by Juliette Oko

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 for Social Work

by Keith Brown Lynne Rutter

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.

Social Work and Mental Health

by Malcolm Golightley

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.

Mental Health Law in England and Wales

by Paul Barber

This revised second edition is a complete guide to the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended by the 2007 Act, and is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work for any mental health professional - from social workers and occupational therapists, to GPs and nurses. It will also be of value to patients and their elatives and carers. Featuring clear guidance on how mental health law operates in practice, this book also describes in close detail how people can be admitted to psychiatric hospital or treated within the community. This revised second edition contains important updates including the Mental Health Tribunal Practice Directions and the recent introduction of the Care Quality Commission and the Health Inspectorate (Wales). The 2007 amendment to the Mental Health Act provides a legal basis for informal admission, compulsory admission (sometimes referred to as 'sectioning'), as well as guardianship and the new Community Treatment Order, and this too is covered and explained. Also dealt with are the provisions for mentally disordered offenders who may come into mental health services via the courts or by being transferred from prison. Written by a Solicitor, a Mental Health Act Commissioner and an Approved Social Worker with working experience of putting the law into practice, this book includes: " The full text of the main body of the Mental Health Act (as amended) , as well as the relevant rules and regulations. " Practical advice and checklists for working with the Act. " Updated Case Law and relevant case examples to illustrate key points.

What is Nursing?

by Carol Hall Dawn Ritchie

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.

Learning to Learn in Nursing Practice

by Kath Sharples

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.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Nurses

by Shirley Bach Alec Grant

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.

Written Exercises for the Police Recruit Assessment Process

by Richard Malthouse Jodi Roffey-Barentsen

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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