ERIC Number: ED418307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Teaching and Learning in Further Education: Diversity and Change.
Huddleston, Prue; Unwin, Lorna
This book, which is intended for individuals teaching in the United Kingdom's further education (FE) sector, provides practical advice regarding teaching and learning within the context of the changing FE environment and addresses the diverse nature of the curriculum and the student body for which FE is designed. The following are among the topics discussed: FE in context (nature and scope of FE, diversity of the FE student body, and diversity of FE curricula); teaching and learning (approaches to learning; teaching strategies; and assessment and procedures for recording achievement); and professional development (evaluation, reflection, and research; initial professional development of FE teachers and barriers to further professional development; and networks and support agencies). Case studies are provided to help practitioners consider how best to meet the diverse needs of the wide range of individuals now served by FE colleges and to reflect upon the changing policy context of FE and the impacts of those changes on students, programs, and institutions. National targets for education and training are appended. The book also contains practical activities that can be used as catalysts for questioning attitudes and approaches to work in FE. Contains 157 references, 37 suggested readings, and 15 figures. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Public Policy, Recordkeeping, Social Networks, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom