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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.
This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of English is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in English 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.
The Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) is structured around National Occupational Standards (NOS), against which new officers will be trained and assessed. This book, written by police officers, introduces student officers to the key competency areas and elementary skills required. It introduces the key policing skills and guides the reader through typical scenarios, addressing issues in the context of modern policing, and of the relevant professional competencies and occupational standards. This latest edition has been expanded with chapters on the core policing skills, and includes references to the NOS.
With practical tips to help with written exercises, interview technique and role plays, this book clearly explains the new nationwide PCSO assessment system. Packed with advice, and including coverage of the National Competencies for the PCSO role, this manual guides the reader on how to succeed at every stage, from completing the application pack to preparing for and passing the written assessment exercises.
'I love this book. . . it is novel, punchy and extremely well written. It takes the pomposity out of strategic management, showing that strategy is everywhere and can really help with the complicated jargon. A great read, buy it!' - Cary L. Cooper, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health Lancaster University Management School 'If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessible, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy' - André Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Warwick Business School Readers searching for an antidote to heavy-going, complex and lengthy textbooks need look no longer. A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Strategy is a welcoming, lively and thought provoking account of strategy. It will help students get to grips with strategy's key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas that won't yet have been covered in the classroom. Organized into three sections, concepts are made accessible as the authors first recap the history of strategy as an academic discipline, then evaluate major schools of strategic thought and conclude by critiquing the latest developments in strategic research. Anyone studying strategy at undergraduate, Masters and MBA level who wants to revise and stretch their subject knowledge should go and buy a copy of this book.
In this portable (5x8") supplementary text designed for advanced students, the authors "have tried to make up for the lack of visual content with our lucid prose and biting wit. " Using plain language and a minimum of academic terminology, Jackson (chair, leadership department, U. of Auckland Business School, Australia) and Parry (director, the Center for Leadership Studies, Bond U. ) emphasize the interdisciplinary and applied nature of leadership, and integrate material on doing, observing, talking, reading, and writing about leadership. A unique feature of the text is its balanced coverage of both leader-centered and follower-centered perspectives, as well as cultural and cross-cultural perspectives. Later chapters present the work of researchers who argue that conventional leadership studies tend to reinforce the status quo, and look at attempts to rehabilitate leadership in response to corporate scandals and financial crises. An appendix offers lists of popular and reference books, journals, associations, research centers, and Hollywood films that deal with leadership. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
`Clear and incisive, this valuable text needs to be on every qualitative researcher's bookshelf. What could be handier? I recommend it to anyone in the trade for its seasoned good sense and advice' - Jay Gubrium, University of Missouri `David Silverman has drawn on his enormous experience in writing, teaching and using qualitative research methods to produce a book that lays bare key dilemmas and confronts questions that qualitative researchers often avoid' - Jonathan Potter, Loughborough University `David Silverman has drawn on his enormous experience in writing, teaching and using qualitative research methods to produce a book that lays bare key dilemmas and confronts questions that qualitative researchers often avoid' - This is the book which everybody doing a research project has been waiting for. Writing in an informal and accessible style, David Silverman offers the reader an entry into the broader issues of qualitative research that many textbooks gloss over - the underlying arguments of qualitative research and the key debates about its future direction. Silverman shows how good research can be methodologically inventive, empirically rigorous, theoretically-alive and practically relevant. Using fascinating materials, ranging from photographs to novels and newspaper stories, this book demonstrates that getting to grips with these issues means asking ourselves fundamental questions about how we are influenced by contemporary culture. David Silverman provides an antidote to the boring textbook, which is relevant to any degree course on research methods. Brilliantly written and always challenging and entertaining, this book will challenge your perceptions and help you think `out of the box' about the nature and process of doing qualitative research.
`Ann Cunliffe has produced a quite brilliant critical introduction to the study of management. This lucid, innovative and thought-provoking book takes a much needed look at the ethical and philosophical issues facing managers in contemporary organizations. A readable, thoughtful and intelligent book that students will love' - John Hassard, University of Manchester Written to inform, challenge and entertain, this book explains alternative ways of thinking about management and managing people in a way that is easy to understand and enjoyable. The book covers topics that are central to management, organizational behaviour or leadership courses: what managers do, motivation, communication, and ethics. Ann Cunliffe breathes fresh air into these topics, emphasizing the importance of relations when thinking about management and drawing on a range of disciplines such as philosophy and linguistics. A trusted and respected academic who has written widely on management, Ann Cunliffe's book will stretch, surprise and reward undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students.
This book investigates the main influences shaping social work practice now and in the future. Aimed at second and third year undergraduates and postgraduates, it looks at current developments such as the rise of the service user movement and the influence of European perspectives. In addition, it draws on national policy developments including Every Child Matters, Valuing People and Common Assessment Frameworks. It also develops themes around interprofessional/multi-agency work, common learning and enhancing the voluntary sector's role in service delivery. Supported by activities and case studies, it is an excellent follow-on to the Learning Matters title, 'What is Social Work?'
This text has been revised and updated to take account of the variety of contexts within the Lifelong Learning Sector. It provides a source of guidance, support and training materials for those involved with mentoring within the sector and presents current theory in an accessible way, illustrated with familiar and pertinent examples. The book shows how a system of mentoring can be successfully implemented, monitored and evaluated within a college or other lifelong learning organisation and explores what the experts and theorists have to say about mentoring, to see how well this fits with the reality of day-to-day experience.
When people set out to qualify in youth work they do not anticipate that it's about managing themselves; aims, intentions and outcomes; programmes and projects; case work; educational experiences and environments; budgets; volunteers and staff; and young people's development. This book ensures that students will feel confident to manage purpose, projects and people to deliver good- quality educational and developmental youth work with and for young people. It also caters for those with youth work management experience by providing an opportunity to review and further develop management skills and understanding in the context of a volatile policy environment.
The DfES reforms for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector have led to the introduction of a Licence to Practise for all practitioners from 2007. From that time, all teachers and trainers have needed to provide evidence of a minimum of 30-35 hours of CPD per annum, together with reflection on the likely impact of these developments on their practice. This text provides practitioners and staff-developers with a wide range of CPD activities and simple reflective models, which capitalise on existing skills and knowledge while encouraging active and meaningful professional reflection and growth.
Service users frequently encounter services at times of personal or family crisis. As a result, all social workers need to be aware of the impact of loss if they are to work effectively. This book looks at theoretical developments surrounding issues of change, loss and grieving, encouraging social workers to explore and reflect on the relevance of such issues to their own practice. Furthermore, the book discusses the potential impact of practitioners' own experiences of loss. Issues are explored with reference to the Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers, National Occupational Standards and examples of interdisciplinary working across contexts.
This book encourages effective teaching and learning in primary physical education, supporting the reader in meeting the QTS Standards and beyond. It explores the importance of PE for children's learning and advocates a developmental approach to teaching; it also examines a model of professional practice based on personal reflection and self-appraisal, and emphasises the importance of continuing professional development. A rich selection of practical activities is provided, which cater for children's learning needs across the primary years. Content is related to current agendas and issues, including the Primary National Strategy, Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the forthcoming Olympics.
Both the new social work degree and Post-Qualifying Award in social work require that students are competent at working with groups and such skills are also valuable in interprofessional practice, partnership working and within the social care workforce. This accessible book introduces the practicalities of planning, establishing, facilitating and evaluating social work projects and contains common-sense guidance on setting up, facilitating and closing small helping, interprofessional and other groups. The reader is introduced to the relevant skills, stages and decisions in groupwork and guided through what to do when things seem to be going wrong.
This book focuses on providing information and guidance for professionals involved in the newly emerging multi-agency, interdisciplinary children's workforce. It does so by helping them to understand the theory behind the issues relating to communication and engagement in multi-agency settings for children and families. The book is of use to both students and those already working in the sector who are undertaking professional development to enhance understanding and skills in the new children's workforce environment.
The first guide of its kind written specifically for trainee and newly qualified teachers, this standards-based text explores the needs of dyslexic learners in mainstream secondary schools. In light of the current dyslexia-friendly schools initiative, it looks at organisational-level support for dyslexic children, together with pragmatic strategies which teachers can use to support children's cross-curricular learning. Further, it includes case studies and practical tasks to build readers' confidence in supporting Specific Learning Difficulties, as well as a range of coping strategies and practical advice, based upon the authors' experience of working with dyslexic learners in different contexts over many years.
Creativity is increasingly seen as central to good learning and teaching throughout the curriculum. This book examines the political and educational context behind such developments and looks at dilemmas faced by trainee teachers as they begin their teaching practice. Demonstrating what creativity is, how it evolves and how it can be nurtured in various teaching contexts, it enables trainees to develop creativity in their teaching role and in their pupils' learning. Throughout, the book links clearly to the new Professional Standards for QTS and presents exercises, subject-based case studies and teaching examples to engage and support all secondary trainees.
This book throws light on legal and courtroom processes and procedures, encouraging readers to see involvement with the courts as a positive element of their practice, rather than something to be afraid of. By encouraging social workers to develop the skills to perform confidently in the court environment, they will be better able to support service users faced with court involvement. This guide is presented within an integrated framework of law and social work and gives a unique opportunity to demystify courtroom and legal procedures and to identify the skills required of social workers involved in court work.
The second edition of this popular text has been revised and updated to include the new Professional Standards needed to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Tackling these elusive but fundamental aspects of children's development, this text places the importance of spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding in a cross-curricular context. It directly links between children's attainment and the wider aspects of personal development, beliefs and values, explaining the environment in which learning flourishes and demonstrating how trainees can promote this in their teaching. In addition, it helps enrich the trainee teacher's experience, laying firm foundations for their continuing professional development.
Assessment is central to teaching and learning, yet is one of the most difficult areas of professional practice. This book guides trainee secondary teachers through its complexities and provides practical strategies, exemplified by case studies. It examines issues such as diagnosing problems, sharing learning objectives, assessment as a tool for motivation, effective planning, using evidence to adapt teaching, peer and self assessment, learning through dialogue and understanding formative assessment. Targeted specifically at trainees, this text links explicitly to the new QTS Standards, and its tasks provide opportunities for reflection and for practising the range of skills involved in assessing pupils.
This core text for primary trainee teachers is a clear introduction to the different kinds of assessment and their purposes. Throughout the book, tasks encourage the reader to practise assessment skills and to reflect on planning, listening, questioning, observing, diagnosing and target-setting. This second edition is referenced throughout to the 2007 QTS Standards and has been fully updated to reflect the Primary National Strategy and key initiatives such as Every Child Matters. There is increased emphasis on peer assessment and target-setting linked to personalised learning. In addition, new material on Early Years observation and foundation/core subjects has been added.
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).
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