This best practice guide to teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector, and professional organisational learning contexts, examines the key concepts underpinning effective teaching and learning and combines this with case studies which demonstrate meaningful connections between theory and practice. Each chapter also contains discussion questions, learning activities and reflective points, allowing you to further engage with key research and relate it to your own teaching. Offering pragmatic advice on learning design, support and delivery, coverage includes: • Identifying learning needs and objectives • Selecting and developing appropriate content • Using technology to enhance learning • Assessment, evaluation and reflection This is an indispensable resource for anyone preparing to teach in Further Education, current Higher Education lecturers and work-based learning trainers in private and public-sector organisations. Lyn Ashmore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development and Denise Robinson is Director of the Post Compulsory Education & Training Consortium, both are based at the University of Huddersfield.

Selecting Appropriate and Relevant Content

Selecting appropriate and relevant content
Ian RushtonAnne Temple Clothier

Learning Outcomes

After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Identify the problems and advantages of using learning outcomes.
  • Define the connections and relationship between learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Identify appropriate learning strategies, taking into account contextual factors.
  • Explore some of the possibilities and limitations of managing learning and knowledge.
  • Understand the role of the practitioner in relation to the implementation of designing learning and knowledge management strategies.

Chapter Outline

This chapter provides an introduction to the concept of learning outcomes, and their application as content. It takes the practitioner through the underpinning theory, the practical application and concludes by presenting a variety of case studies that can be used to further develop practice.

Underpinning Theory

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