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.

Lyn AshmoreDenise Robinson

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand how work-based learning (WBL) and adult and community learning have changed.
  • Understand how the current trends in learning and development have shaped our practice.
  • Appreciate ways in which the ‘what's in it for me?’ factor impacts on progress.
  • Understand the themes and arguments covered in each chapter.

In this book we tend to use the word practitioner, which includes teacher, trainer, tutor, facilitator, lecturer and organizational developer. Whatever your role within learning and development you will be involved in providing a valuable service to your learners, the organization in which you work and the organizations in which your learners work. We will use the term further education and skills to incorporate providers in ...

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