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How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher

A practical guide to being effective and innovative

By Vicky Duckworth

Routledge – 2014 – 224 pages

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    August 26th 2013
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Description

How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher is a straightforward, friendly guide to being an effective and innovative teacher in post-compulsory education. Focussing on practical advice drawn from the author’s extensive and successful personal experience of both teaching and training teachers, it offers sound guidance, underpinned by the latest research, theory and policy in the field.

Structured around the questions that all new teachers and lecturers ask in their first teaching post, it is an introduction to both essential teaching skills and what to expect from working in this exciting, fast-paced sector. Key chapters cover:

  • The learners – who they are, diversity and motivation;
  • What will actually happen – organising teaching, technology and resources;
  • How to keep your students’ interest – understanding and responding to learning styles;
  • How will I know if they’ve learned it? – assessment and feedback;
  • Making sure it’s working – student evaluation, reflecting on and improving practice.

Packed throughout with information about where to find the best materials and resources to support your teaching, this book also offers sensible advice on balancing home and life, working effectively with your colleagues and progressing in your career.

How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher will be a source of support and inspiration for all those embarking on their initial training and first post in the sector, as well as qualified professionals looking for reassuring, fresh ideas.

Contents

Acknowledgements Dedication Introduction 1. Learning and Teaching for Young People and Adults 2. Recent policy in the Lifelong Learning Sector – changes in legislation funding and structures 3. What to do on Monday Morning/Wednesday Evening/all day Friday? 4. Who are the learners? 5. What will actually happen? 6. How will I keep their interest? 7. How will I know if they’ve learned it? 8. How will I know if it’s working? 9. Learning to Learn

Author Bio

Vicky Duckworth is Senior Lecturer and MA PCET Co-ordinator in Post Compulsory Education and Training and Schools' University Lead at Edge Hill University, UK.

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Name: How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher: A practical guide to being effective and innovative (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Vicky Duckworth. How to be a Brilliant FE Teacher is a straightforward, friendly guide to being an effective and innovative teacher in post-compulsory education. Focussing on practical advice drawn from the author’s extensive and successful personal experience...
Categories: Post-Compulsory Education, Higher Education, Teaching & Learning, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Classroom Management & Organisation, Teacher Training