This textbook, designed to meet the needs of students on the teaching assistant foundation degree, provides an accessible overview of the teaching assistant's role, incorporating practical tasks that will challenge students to reflect on and improve their day-to-day practice.
Set within a wider educational context, and full of thoroughly grounded advice throughout, this book includes:
With activities, task lists, discussion points, ideas, summary points and notes on further reading, this textbook will be the essential companion for all foundation degree students, as well as a useful handbook for teaching assistants in practice.
1. Personal Professional Development and the Role of the Teaching Assistant 2. Growth, Development and Learning 3. Communication, Literacy and ICT 4. Behaviour Management 5. Practical Mathematics and ICT 6. Practical Science and Technology 7. The Teaching Assistant and Concepts in Education 8. Literacy and Learning 9. Learning Mathematics 10. Understanding Science and Technology 11. Inclusive Education