The Award in Education and Training is the threshold qualification for anyone wanting to teach in a wide range of contexts including the further education and skills sector, workplace learning, offender learning and adult and community settings. This user-friendly text is your guide to all the units of the Award and is a key text for the course. Structured around the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, it includes full coverage of all units as well as information relevant to the Learning and Development units. Examples, activities and checklists help link theory to practice. The text is written for all learners and all awarding organisations.
This revised edition is updated for the new qualification requirements and the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers.
• A key text for the new Award in Education and Training.
• Contents specifically follow the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, and match the qualification requirements.
• Readable, relevant and easy to understand.
• Provides valuable support for prospective teachers and trainers with little or no previous experience.
• An excellent foundation for those considering or progressing to further teaching qualifications.
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About the Author
Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance.
Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.
Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee teachers. She aims to write in plain English to help anyone with their role. She creates resources for teachers and learners such as Power Points and handouts for the assessment, quality assurance, and teacher training qualifications. These are available via her website: www.anngravells.com
Ann has worked for several awarding organisations producing qualification guidance, policies and procedures, and carrying out the external quality assurance of teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualifications.
She is a consultant to The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, Ofqual, and the awarding organisation Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
Ann welcomes any comments from readers; please contact her via her website www.anngravells.com
Ann Gravells’ textbooks
The teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualification titles change over time. Ann has written books in the past which reflect these titles and has updated them when they have changed. However, the content of the qualifications and the job roles which teachers, assessors and quality assurers carry out remain very much the same.
Ann has now written three generic books aimed at covering all the teaching, assessment and quality assurance qualifications as well as the relevant job roles. It doesn’t matter what the qualification title might be called now or in the future or which awarding organisation offers it, these three books should meet the required content of them all.
- Principles and Practices of Assessment (2015)
- Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance (2016)
- Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training (2017)
Ann’s first book Delivering Adult Learning was written in 2006 and was aimed at anyone taking the qualification of the same title. This book is no longer in print, but forged the beginning of her writing career and her aim of helping trainee teachers with their role.
Ann is the author of the following text books, many of which are now in new editions (listed here in alphabetical order). Details can be found on her website: www.anngravells.com/books
- Achieving your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units (TAQA) (2014)
- Delivering Employability Skills in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2010)
- Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training (2013)
- Passing PTLLS Assessments (2012)
- Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2012)
- The Award in Education and Training (2014)
- What is Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector? (2012)
She is co-author of:
- Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2012)
- Passing CTLLS Assessments (2010)
- Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2010)
- The Best Vocational Trainer’s Guide (2015)
- The Certificate in Education and Training (2014)
- Passing Assessments for the Certificate in Education and Training (2014)
She has edited:
- Study Skills for PTLLS (2012)
- Achieving QTLS Status (2018)
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsAuthor statementPreface Introduction The structure of the book and how to use it Teaching in the Further Education and Skills Sector The Award in Education and Training Progression Educational abbreviations and acronymsPART ONE: TEACHING AND LEARNINGRoles, responsibilities and boundaries Working with other professionalsQuality assuranceRecord keepingLegislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practicePART TWO: FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO LEARNINGThe teaching, learning and assessment environmentMotivation Learner age ranges and locationsLearning preferencesTheories of learningPART THREE: IDENTIFYING NEEDSIdentifying needs of the organisation, teachers and learnersInitial and diagnostic assessmentPotential needs of learners and points of referralInclusive learningEquality and diversityPART FOUR: PLANNING LEARNING Teaching and learning plansDifferentiationResourcesOpportunities for English, maths and wider skillsUsing information and communication technologyPART FIVE: FACILITATING LEARNINGInduction, icebreakers and ground rulesTeaching and learning approachesCommunication, behaviour and respectWorking with groups and individuals Maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment PART SIX: ASSESSING LEARNINGAssessment in education and trainingAssessment types and methodsInvolving learners and others, peer and self assessmentMaking decisions and giving constructive feedbackAssessment recordsPART SEVEN: EVALUATING LEARNINGEvaluation in education and training Obtaining and responding to feedbackReviewing own progress and using learning journalsContinuing professional developmentUsing a checklist for teaching, learning and assessmentPART EIGHT: MICRO-TEACHING The micro-teach sessionPlanning to deliver your sessionFacilitating your sessionAssessing learningEvaluating your session