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.

Workforce Development and Policy Issues

Workforce development and policy issues
Denise RobinsonLyn Ashmore

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the issues surrounding the professionalism versus craft debate.
  • Understand the range of qualifications and standards for the sector.
  • Identify the key stakeholders in learning and development.
  • Consider the future of learning and development in the sector.

Chapter Outline

This last chapter is both a follow-on from the previous chapter on continuing professional development (CPD) and a compilation of some of the threads across the book on what it is to be a learning and development professional, but in particular in the further education and skills sector. However, it must be noted that the nomenclature of the sector itself has been subject to various changes over the last ...

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