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Assessment theory and practice forms an integral part of the knowledge and understanding required to achieve QTLS. This book is a practical guide and comprehensive introduction to this broad and complex subject area. The text includes chapters on the different types of assessment, feedback, recording, evaluation and inclusive practice and covers e-assessment. Interactive activities are included throughout to help trainees reflect on and develop their own views. This third edition includes coverage of new units of assessment for workplace assessors (TAQA).
This accessible introductory text covers core domains of variation in individual differences: the history, philosophy and methods used in individual differences psychology, personality, intellect, affect and the self. It provides concise and focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area, while developing students' higher level skills. Activities help readers build the underpinning generic critical thinking and transferable skills they need to become independent learners, and to meet the requirements of their programme of study.
This book is a complete guide to the new Practice Education Framework that comes into effect in Autumn 2010. It enables practitioners to meet the new standards and aims to help practice educators develop their own and other's critical practice. The book will support an individual through their personal journey, focusing on their perspective, and taking an open, analytical, and considered approach to the issues of practice education (in particular those associated with qualifying students and newly qualified staff).
This is a highly accessible text that provides detailed coverage of the key concepts, ideas, principles and techniques of sport marketing. It combines clear and concise explanations with applied case studies, supported by clear objectives, learning activities and points for reflection. UK-based examples are used throughout and the book successfully combines both theory and practice. The field of sport marketing is an exciting and fast-moving part of the sports industry that presents new challenges requiring innovative and effective solutions. Engagement with sport marketing therefore equips students with valuable transferable skills necessary for all sport managers of the future.
The 6th edition of this popular core text provides the essential teaching theory and practice for primary science. 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 science. This 6th edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative science teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Throughout, 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 Science 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 acquistion of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series link to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and take into account recent changes in Initial Teacher Training.
The 6th edition of this popular core text is the essential subject knowledge book for primary science. Helping trainees to establish and consolidate a secure subject knowledge and understanding of primary science, it promotes the development of confident, creative and effective teachers. This 6th edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Providing full coverage of the required subject knowledge for primary science, this is a core text for primary trainees working towards QTS. Self assessment questions enable reader to understand their own level of knowledge and an M level extension feature in all chapters suggests avenues for further study at Masters level. Research summaries include the latest works in primary science and throughout interactive tasks engage the reader with the text, helping them to link theory and practice. Trainees will find it helpful to use this book alongside Primary Science Teaching Theory and Practice. 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 account recent changes in Initial Teacher Training.
Mooney, Fletcher (both U. of Southampton), Briggs (U. of Warwick), Hansen (St. Martin's College, Lancaster), and McCullouch (U. of Winchester) present a revised text for primary trainee teachers working towards Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, also suitable as a reference for Newly Qualified Teachers, mentors, curriculum coordinators, and other education professionals. The text addresses the management of mathematics learning as well as progression and misconceptions in primary mathematics. The third edition includes new reflective tasks, greater reference to the role and use of ICT in mathematics teaching, more emphasis on the National Curriculum and new Primary Framework for mathematics, and new material on assessment for learning, using and applying mathematics and developing thinking skills. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The 6th edition of this popular core text is the essential subject knowledge book for primary mathematics. Helping trainees to establish and consolidate a secure subject knowledge and understanding of primary mathematics, it promotes the development of confident, creative and effective teachers. This 6th edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Providing full coverage of the required subject knowledge for primary mathematics, this is a core text for primary trainees working towards QTS. Self assessment questions enable readers to understand their own level of knowledge and an M level extension feature in all chapters suggests avenues for further study at Masters level. Research summaries include the latest works in primary mathematics and throughout interactive tasks engage the reader with the text, helping them to link theory and practice. Trainees will find it helpful to use this book alongside Primary Mathematics Teaching Theory and Practice. About the Achieving QTS series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquistion of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series link to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and take in to account recent changes in Initial Teacher Training.
This practical, accessible book encourages a deep, often challenging, consideration of how young children learn and how teachers and other adults best support their learning. Essential reading for education students, it draws on research and practice to help readers reflect critically on their beliefs and practice. After comparing different views of pedagogy, it explores children's development and the importance of culture and context, emphasising the attributes of successful learners, relationships and the learning environment. Readers are helped think through how different aspects of pedagogy are interlinked and consider the implications for breadth, balance, planning and assessment and continuing professional development.
Most people new to teaching require a good basic introduction to all the key aspects at an appropriate level. This text provides just that, being specifically targeted at those with little or no previous experience. It is appropriate for a range of courses and a variety of settings including FE colleges, work-based learning and adult and community contexts. It is easy to read, with clear text, friendly presentation and plenty of practical activities and case studies throughout. This third edition has been fully revised and updated with amended terminology and additional information on functional skills and legislation.
As health policy at a national level has ever increasing impact on local health services, it is essential that public health students understand how the development and implementation of policy and strategy provide the framework for improving quality, innovation, productivity and prevention in the delivery of healthcare. The book is divided into two sections, with section one covering a strategic overview of national policies, and section two giving specific local implementation of policy examples to support section one. Case studies and examples will help the reader to understand the policy and strategy and to apply them to their local setting.
Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! This comprehensive introduction to language, literacy and learning in the primary school explores the theoretical issues that underpin pedagogical practice in the primary English language classroom in a straightforward manner, enabling readers to understand the resulting practice and curriculum offerings in English primary schools today. The contributors explore new initiatives in primary language teaching, putting these into their theoretical context, and offer practical ideas, helping students to make the bridge from studying to be a teacher, through to the beginnings of their teaching career. Diversity and aspects of special educational needs are also considered in each section of the book. This book will be essential reading both for undergraduate students of education, as well as for PGCE students. Visit the UKLA's website : here
Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is a short, accessible guide to one of the most popular approaches to counselling. Using examples drawn from practice, Roger Casemore outlines, in a clear, jargon-free style, the main principles of the person-centred approach, using the core therapeutic conditions: - congruence - unconditional regard - empathy This revised and updated second edition includes new material on professional issues, on the use of person-centred counselling in short-term therapy, and on the wider application of the person-centred approach in other settings. Providing a concise introduction to the theory and practice of person-centred counselling, Person-Centred Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start for anyone reading about the approach for the first time. Roger Casemore is Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Counselling courses at University of Warwick
'One of the great things about Brent Davies' books is that they combine rigorous research with practical reality. Leading the Strategically Focused School is no exception. Indeed in this text Brent has surpassed himself in drawing on the two decades of research underpinning his concept of Strategic Leadership and then relating it to the current perceptions of school leaders. The result is a book that resonates with common sense but that is disciplined by the insight of someone in command of his field. This is not a book with easy answers, we have too many of those, but one that captures the holism of contemporary leadership, makes you think and leads to informed action' - Professor David Hopkins, HSBC Chair of International Leadership, and formerly Chief Adviser on School Standards to the Secretary of State 2002-2005 'Brent Davies is now established as the pre-eminent scholar on strategic leadership in schools. This book contains a balanced critique of the existing literature and breaks new ground in tackling the critical issue of how strategic leadership can be sustained. As in all his work, he draws widely from the experience of successful practitioners, and this ensures its credibility and instils confidence in those who are embarking on a career in school leadership' - Professor Brian Caldwell, Associate Director-Global, International Networking for Educational Transformation, and Managing Director, Educational Transformations 'Brent Davies tackles the much misunderstood and abused concept of strategy and gets great results. Linking strategy with sustainability, Leading the Strategically Focused School is full of wonderful conceptual tools, and practical case vignettes. This book is both conceptual and practical, and takes all the excuses off the table. An inspiration and invitation to take action for the good of all' - Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto 'I recommend the book to anyone who is, or who aspires to be, a leader in schools, as it makes an important contribution to the thinking required to achieve cohesive, strategic approaches to the running of schools based upon sound practical experience' - Brian Roberts, Editor, International Journal of Educational Management Strategic leadership is a critical component in the effective development of schools. Leaders need to consider the `now' of school improvement and also how to build strategic capability within the school in order to ensure long-term success and sustainability. Drawing upon research conducted by the National College for School Leadership, the book examines how this can be done. The book includes chapters on: o establishing processes for building whole school involvement o strategic approaches to build capacity in your school o building and sustaining strategic leadership throughout the school o characteristics of strategically focused schools This book is an indispensable read for school leaders who want to focus on bringing sustainable improvement to their school.
International relations is a vibrant field of significant growth and change. This book guides students through the complexities of the major theories of international relations and the debates that surround them, the core theoretical concepts, and the key contemporary issues. Introduced by an overview of the discipline's development and general structure, the more than 40 entries are broken down as follows: Parts two introduces the key theories and each chapter includes: " A broad overview " a discussion of methodologies " a review of empricial applications " a guide to further reading and useful websites Part three discusses the major concepts and for each concept provides: " An introduction to the core questions " An overview of the definitions and theoretical perspectives " A review of empirical problems " Links to other entries, further reading and useful websites Clear and highly readable, Key Concepts in International Relations is an essential guide for students on politics and international relations courses.
This work provides a multidisciplinary perspective on 50 "key concepts" within the field of corporate social responsibility, from "Agency Theory" to "Voluntary Regulation. " Entries focus on definitions, the relevance of the concepts to the field, key debates and tensions surrounding the concepts, and evidence of practice. Further examples of concepts discussed by the entries include codes of conduct, complexity theory, eco-efficiency, employee engagement, environmental discourses, ethical consumerism, globalization, green marketing, intergenerational equity, performance evaluation and measurement, postcolonialism, product stewardship, risk management, social capital, stakeholder theory, and sweatshops. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This book's individual entries introduce, explain and contextualise the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides: * Clear definitions * Lucid accounts of key issues * Up-to-date suggestions for further reading * Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.
Psychologist and sociologist Flick (qualitative research, Alice Salomon U. of Applied Sciences, Berlin) offers his guide in the context that the political and practical relevance of social research has grown, and that many university programs now offer introductory or advanced training in the principles and methods of social research. He walks students through the stages of orientation, planning and design, working with data, and reflection and writing. Smaller steps include moving from a research idea to a research question, deciding on methods, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, combining different research approaches, ethical issues in social research, and writing research and using results. Originally published as Sozialforschung in 2009 by Rowohlt Verlag, Hamburg. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Introducing Public Relations is your guide to the basics of public relations: where it came from, what it means and what issues the industry faces today. It takes readers from the origins of PR all the way to the newest theoretical debates, explaining along the way the changes and development of the role of the PR practitioner. With interviews and 'day in the life' examples from a wide range of professionals in the industry students will learn what PR practitioners do, what they think and how the industry really works. Putting the student first, this book: * Gives a grounded, critical coverage of the history and theory of public relations, so students understand not just the what but the how and why * Covers all aspects of public relations in practice, from in-house and consultancies to government, sport, NGO and corporate PR * Packs each chapter with case studies, anecdotes from the field and career advice from expert PR professionals * Helps easy revision with exercises, summaries and checklists Highly accessible and engaging, there is no better headstart to understanding what PR is all about. It is the perfect text for any students encountering public relations theory and practice for the first time.
Looking at intercultural communication against the backdrop of an unequal global politics in which ideology plays a major role, Holliday (applied linguistics, Canterbury Christ Church U. ) considers how popular narratives of culture lead easily and sometimes innocently to reducing the foreign Other as culturally deficient. His treatment is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students of intercultural communications and cultural studies, and for globalized professionals training in intercultural communication. Among his topics are critical cultural awareness, the indelible politics of self and other, a grammar of cultures, and creative cultural engagement. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
`Tim Bond has co-authored the Second Edition with Sue Culley, creating a unique combination of ethical underpinnings and guidance in combination with practical issues' - Therapy Today Integrative Counselling Skills in Action is a bestselling text, which has been used to train many thousands of people in counselling skills. Now in its Second Edition, this highly practical book provides a step-by-step introduction to the core skills and their use in a wide variety of helping situations. Following the process through its three main stages - beginning, middle and ending - the authors describe the aims of each stage and the particular strategies, which are used to achieve these goals. Frequent extracts of dialogue are given to demonstrate the interactions, which take place between practitioner and client at different stages in the process. This fully updated edition also includes many practical features - such as guidelines for good practice, checklists and summaries - as well as new material on: coping with demanding situations, being successful in using counselling skills; and a new extended case study. Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, Second Edition is an ideal text for use on courses and recommended reading for anyone who uses counselling skills in their work.
Nominated for The Qualitative Book Award for 2013 Watch Melanie Birks' interview on grounded theory This is a highly practical book which introduces the whole range of grounded theory approaches. Unlike most existing books in this area, which are written from a particular philosophical standpoint, this text provides a comprehensive description of the strategies and techniques employed in this methodology. Birks and Mills accessible and highly-readable text is driven by practical case examples throughout to help the reader get to grips with the process of doing grounded theory analysis for themselves. The book deploys a variety of educational activities to guide readers through both the principles and the application of grounded theory, making this an ideal starter text for those new to the approach. This is an ideal first introduction to grounded theory for any student or researcher looking to use grounded theory approaches in their analysis for the first time.
Liamputtong (medical anthropologist, La Trobe U. , Australia. ) explores focus group methodology, a research technique becoming increasingly popular in health and social sciences. The author notes that focus group methods are certainly not new, dating back to 1926, but they have changed substantially. The author addresses both theoretical and practical elements of using focus group-based research and also provides recommendations for using it in diverse social and cultural environments with varied groups of people, including those who are vulnerable and marginalized. In addition the author examines virtual focus groups and discusses managing and understanding focus group data. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This book provides students and practitioners with the essentials of communication, language, and literacy 0-7 through a range of different approaches. They set out why these approaches are important and how to introduce them in ways which are positive for children and their families. The authors guide the reader through the introduction of Finger Rhymes, Action Songs, Nursery Rhymes, Poetry Cards as well as theoretical topics such as the idea of the â whole child', observation, communication with and without words, and brain development.
This book provides students with an insider's view of what tutors and professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignments. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills that are required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley finds the perfect balance between a humorous style and a comprehensive approach, which highlights a wide range of specific practical tips that all students could benefit from. The tips are backed up by a survey of tutors, which highlights the things that markers are really looking for in students' work, paying particular attention to areas in which students commonly struggle. Topics include: " planning, time management and deadlines " reading and researching the literature " writing introductions and conclusions " answering the question " critical analysis and argument " referencing " language, grammar and expression " avoiding plagiarism This will be a must-have book for all university students. The book's clear organization and broad content have been developed from the survey of tutors and Greasley's own extensive teaching experience. As enjoyable as it is functional, Doing Essays and Assignments sets the essay writing process within a manageable structure that will prove a friend to students and markers alike. Pete Greasley is a lecturer at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford.
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