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Teaching and Learning in Further Education

Diversity and change, 4th Edition

By Prue Huddleston, Lorna Unwin


242 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Teaching and Learning in Further Education is established as an authoritative, wide-ranging introductory text for those training to work in the further education, post-compulsory education and lifelong learning sectors. It offers an easy to read picture of the practitioner’s everyday working life, a thorough historical account of the FE context and excellent advice on how to improve practice and enhance professional development. Essential topics covered include:

  • Key theorists
  • Teaching strategies
  • Assessment issues
  • The diverse curriculum
  • The nature of the student body
  • Blended learning and virtual learning
  • E-assessment and personal records of achievement

The fourth edition will be significantly updated in light of the latest research into teaching and learning, as well as extensive changes in the field including: Revision to the professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in the lifelong learning sector; increased provision of HE in FE; the introduction of functional skills and the 14-19 Diploma and the shifting nature of vocational qualifications.

Illustrated throughout by case studies and vignettes, and supported by reflective actitities and references to well respected research and literature, Teaching and Learning in Further Education is an essential text to be used throughout an FE tutor’s journey from trainee to qualified lecturer.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Further education in context1. Where will I teach? 2. The student body: Who will I teach? 3. Diverse curricula and qualifications: What will I teach? Part 2 Teaching and learning 4. The process of learning 5. Teaching strategies 6. Assessment and recording achievement Part 3. Professional development 7. Evaluation, reflection and research 8. Professional development

About the Authors

Prue Huddleston is Emeritus Professor, and formerly Director, at the Centre for Education and Industry, University of Warwick, UK.

Lorna Unwin is Professor of Vocational Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General