Study Skills for PTLLS

Overview

PTLLS candidates often find their studies challenging - some are returning to study after a long break and others have no previous experience of study at this level. This accessible book provides all candidates with a study skills guide specifically tailored to PTLLS Award, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. This Second Edition has beem updated for the four unit PTLLS Award and includes new information on referencing and e-portfolios.

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Overview

PTLLS candidates often find their studies challenging - some are returning to study after a long break and others have no previous experience of study at this level. This accessible book provides all candidates with a study skills guide specifically tailored to PTLLS Award, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. This Second Edition has beem updated for the four unit PTLLS Award and includes new information on referencing and e-portfolios.

This text covers the different methods through which PTLLS is delivered, helping candidates to study more effectively. It helps candidates:

-prepare for the award, with advice on interpreting the skills needed for PTLLS and the requirements at levels 3 and 4

-make the most of their taught sessions and self study time by examining effective note taking, group activities, research and resource evaluation

-succeed in their practical sessions, including tips on effective presentations and the use of ICT

This text is a companion title to the bestselling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It cal also be used alongside Passing PTLLS Assessments. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the qualification, helping candidates with all aspects of their study and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857258878
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/19/2012
  • Series: Further Education and Skills Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacklyn Williams has been teaching since 1995, developing, managing and teaching business education, Skills for Life, key skills and teacher education. She has worked in sectors including FE, HE, personal and community development learning, family learning, the Prison Service and work-based learning. She also works nationally as a trainer and consultant, and is an External Quality Assurer for the City & Guilds teacher education qualifications. /par1/Jacklyn has QTLS status, holds a MA in Education, and is an NLP Master Practitioner, which bring an added dimension to her teacher education.

Ann is a director of her own company, Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training and quality assurance for the Further Education and Skills Sector.

Ann creates resources for teachers and learners such as Power Points and handouts for the TAQA units and for the Award and the Certificate in Education and Training. These are available via her resource website: www.anngravells.co.uk/resources.

Ann is a consultant to the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education. She has worked for several awarding organisations producing qualification guidance, policies and procedures, and carrying out quality assurance of teacher training qualifications. She has been teaching in further education colleges since 1983.

Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a Medal of Excellence for teaching. Ann is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and holds QTLS status.

Ann is the author of:

  1. Achieving your Assessor and Quality Assurance Units
  2. Delivering Employability Skills in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  3. Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training
  4. Passing PTLLS Assessments
  5. Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  6. Principles and Practice of Assessment in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  7. The Award in Education and Training
  8. What is Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector?

Ann is co-author of:

  1. Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  2. Passing CTLLS Assessments
  3. Passing the Award in Education and Training
  4. Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
  5. The Certificate in Education and Training
  6. Passing the Certificate Education and Training

Ann has edited:

  1. Study Skills for PTLLS.

The author welcomes any comments from readers; please contact her via her website. www.anngravells.co.uk

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Table of Contents

Preparing for Your PTLLS Award
Meeting the Lifelong Learning Professional Teaching Standards
Becoming an Expert Student
Taught Sessions
Getting the Most from Taught Sessions
Effective Note-taking
Keeping Notes and Information Safely
Making the Most of Group Activities
Self-Study
Researching Using Different Media
Choosing and Evaluating Texts and Other Resources
Reading Texts Activitely and Critically
Reflective Practice and Reflective Learning Journal Writing
Reflecting on Learning
The Reflective Cycle
Writing Reflective Learning Journal Entries
Referencing your PTLLS Work
Avoiding Plagiarism
Using and Setting out Quotations and Citations in your Text
Setting Out References in Your Reference List and Bibliography
Presenting Your PTLLS Work
Prsenting your Work in Writing
Presenting Your Work Practice
Moving Forward
Transferable Skills
Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Lifelong Learning
Appendices
Appendix 1- PTLLS Written Assessments: Guidance
Appendix 2 - Answers to Harvard Referencing Activity
Appendix 3 - Answers to Terminology Word Search
Appendix 4 - SMOG Readability Calculator
Appendix 5 - Useful Books and Websites
Index

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