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  • This book for passing PTLLS assessments (which has been replaced with Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training) gives key advice on completing written and practical assessments, and helps both in-service and pre-service candidates fully understand the requirements of the Award and how to evidence their achievement towards the standards. This Second Edition is for the four unit PTLLS.
    This book:

    helps candidates with their written assessments, with information on the four units of the PTLLS Award
    gives guidance on how to demonstrate and evidence competence
    helps candidates with their practical assessments including hints and tips for succeeding in the microteach
    gives guidance for giving and receiving feedback



     

  • This text is a user friendly and clear guide to achieving QTLS status and is linked to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers.

    Appropriate for anyone who wishes to maintain their practice in accordance with the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers
    Written in an accessible language for anyone aiming to achieve QTLS status, and/or to have parity with QTS
    Information regarding the minimum core, and observed teaching practice is included
    The content will help practitioners to have a positive impact upon their job role, their learners, their organisation and their career

    The process of gaining QTLS was redesigned in 2020 after this book was published. However, the content will still prove helpful to anyone working towards QTLS status, but some of the screenshots will differ to the QTLS online workbook.

  • If social work students are to flourish in their careers, and go beyond a basic sense of `competence' in practice, it is essential to develop a sense of Professional Self. This book will help students develop critical understanding of their own social work practice, and the tools and skills required to become a professional social worker.
    It includes:

    Chapters on practising Reflexivity and the importance of Relationships in social work
    Contributions from leading social work academics
    A focus on building a professional identity through learning and practice

    The emphasis is on developing your professionalism, and how that  journey translates into everyday practice. To help this growth there are further chapters on getting the best from continuing professional development, challenging poor practice and professionalism and ethics.
    Professor Jonathan Parker is Deputy Dean for Research and Enterprise and Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Policy at Bournemouth University. He is currently conducting cross cultural research on learning and practice with colleagues in Southeast Asia.
    Professor Mark Doel is Professort Emeritus in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffiled Hallam University, and a registered social worker. Mark's research experience is in the fields of practice education, social work practice methods, and service user involvement.

  • Since launching in 2003, Transforming Social Work Practice has become the market-leading series for social work students. These books use activities and case studies to build critical thinking and reflection skills and will help social work students to develop good practice through learning.

    Social workers need to have a sound working knowledge of intervention as they are often balancing complex and sometime stressful circumstances with the individual needs of the service users. Also, as there are a wide range of social work interventions in current practice, students will benefit from knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each model and approach.

    This book on effective social work intervention will help students apply and integrate this knowledge in practice, to critically evaluate different methods and to choose the most effective in any particular set of circumstances.

    Fully-revised to include new material on value-based practice and direct links to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work, this second edition is essential reading for all social work students.

  • If you are a primary trainee, you must demonstrate a knowledge of mathematics to be recommended for QTS. 
    This popular, widely recommended text helps you audit your knowledge of mathematics and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of mathematics and is linked to the newest Teachers' Standards.

  • There has been a recent focus on how practitioners can engage with continuing professional learning and development. This book is written to support and help busy social workers in front line practice, as well as those in leadership and management roles, to achieve the key aims of continuing professional development (CPD) in a post-qualifying social work context.

    There are sections on how to engage with CPD at an appropriate level, understanding complex thinking and practices and developing professional reasoning and judgement that can be appropriately recognised and evaluated.

  • It is vital that social work managers and leaders are able to deliver and manage effective supervision to their teams. Recent social work reports such as the Munro Review into Child Protection (2011) identified poor supervision as a barrier to good and effective social work practice and highlighted the need for quality supervision to become embedded within departments. This book demonstrates how both managers and their staff can engage with supervision with a view to successful outcomes. There are detailed sections on audit tasks and reflection questions to enable readers to increase awareness of their role as well as develop action plans for improvement in their practice.

  • Revised and extended to cover critical reflection and evaluation of information resources, this new edition of Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students is a practical and user-friendly text to help education students develop their understanding of critical analysis. It outlines the skills needed to examine and challenge data and encourages students to adopt this way of thinking to enrich their personal and professional development. The text helps students to develop their self-evaluation skills in order to recognise personal values and perceptions. Critical analysis, modeling, case studies, worked examples and reflective tasks are used to engage the reader with the text - building both skills and confidence. 
    This book is part of the Study Skills in Education Series. This series addresses key study skills in the context of education courses, helping students identify their weaknesses, increase their confidence and realise their academic potential. Titles in this series are suitable for students on:
    any course of Initial Teacher Training leading to QTS;
    a degree in Education or Education Studies;
    a degree in Early Years or Early Childhood Education;
    a foundation degree in any education related subject discipline.


    Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds is Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at Kingston University.
    Brenda Judge is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
    Elaine McCreery is Head of Primary, Early Years and Education Studies programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University.
    Patrick Jones, now retired, was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Linked to the new Teachers' Standards, this is an essential text for all secondary trainees and PGCE students, training at an ITT institution or in a school. The text covers all fundamental issues for learning and teaching in secondary schools. It guides trainee teachers through the professional attributes, skills and knowledge they need, focusing on a range of key topics and summarising important educational research. It examines the curriculum, planning, assessing and SEN and explores EAL, equality and diversity and pastoral care. A chapter is included to help support students in their Masters level work at PGCE and throughout, interactive activities make essential links between theory and practice. In all chapters, practical examples demonstrates how all aspects relate to the classroom.
    About the Achieving QTS Series
    All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards adn consider the impact of key government initiatives.
    Viv Ellis is Professor of Head of Education at Brunel University in London, UK, and a Visiting Professor at Bergen University College in Norway.

  • The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum. The Teachers' Standards underpin professional practice and all teachers need to work towards and within this framework.
    This two-in-one handbook presents the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for ALL curriculum subjects for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 PLUS the complete Teachers' Standards, making it a handy reference copy whether you are in training or practice. Also included is an introduction by renowned education theorists Dylan Wiliam focusing on the need for a broad and balanced curriculum in schools.  
    A must-have resource for all teachers and trainee teachers!

  • With so many new education technologies being developed and made available to schools, how do teachers ensure they select resources that enhance inclusive teaching in the classroom? How can you make sure new technologies are integrated into every day teaching?
    This new text supports trainee and beginning teachers to harness the power of technology to make their classrooms truly inclusive. It helps you make informed selections of new technology and resources and make them work for everyone in your classroom.
    Along with clear guidance on how to implement an inclusive approach to the use of technology across a broad range of needs and curriculum themes, linking practical examples with discussion of pedagogical considerations this practical book:

    focuses on cutting edge technologies
    supports teachers to develop the knowledge and skills they need
    offers advice on how to assess individual learning and communication needs
    develops an understanding of the pedagogy needed to embed inclusive technology within whole class teaching

  • There is no single best approach in teaching.
    This new text challenges the idea that there is a 'best way' to teach. Instead, the authors explain, a more pragmatic approach is required. Teachers need a range of skills and strategies to select from, work with and adapt. Every school, cohort, class and child is different. Beyond that, strategies that worked well with a class one week, may prove ineffective the next. 
    This book:

    presents a range of strategies, well grounded in research, for trainees and beginning teachers to use in their own classroom settings and contexts
    presents a model of teaching that views teaching not as a profession in which there is always a single correct answer, but as a complex interaction between teacher and students
    addresses common issues that beginning teachers face when developing their practice


    If you are a teacher wanting to find out what works best for your class, in your school, right now, this text will show you how to harness the power of small or large scale research to help you find the answer.

  • `Don't smile until Christmas.'
    `Never be afraid to ask for help.'
    `Always accept a cup of tea when it's offered to you.'
    There's no shortage of tips, tricks and friendly advice for newly qualified teachers. But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff as you navigate your way through the first year on the job? Where do you go for sound, professional advice that is evidence-based and not just a short-term quick-fix that will later prove problematic? 
    NQT: The Beginning Teacher's Guide to Outstanding Practice is your go-to companion throughout your NQT year. Written by teachers and teacher training experts, it guides you through your first year in teaching by extending your training and supporting you to keep learning. It covers areas NQTs say they need more support on including assessment, classroom behaviour and work-life balance and every chapter is linked to the Teachers' Standards and explores what they mean for you in the classroom.

  • Promoting recovery from mental health problems is a guiding principle within modern mental health care. Working in partnership with service users, new practice techniques are being designed and delivered that can allow individuals to thrive within society and move towards a fulfilling life beyond their diagnosis. Recovery remains a broad and subjective term though and understanding what this means for your service users and how to implement recovery into your practice is an important challenge.
    Developed in partnership with Certitude - an influential charity providing support for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities - this book will answer all your questions about recovery in mental health nursing. It provides clear explanations and practical guidance that you can immediately bring into your work on placement. 

  • Introducing the concept of observation to social work students can be a complex and challenging task. Assessing their observation skills and assignments can be even harder, especially if much of this work takes place implicitly, throughout their training and placements. This book will help students to grasp the fundamentals of social work observation, from the theories and methods to how these can be demonstrated in everyday practice. Skills are covered throughout, as well as effective observation work with different client groups and in different settings. The authors argue that an observant social worker is an effective and resilient one, and demonstrate this through case study material and research summaries.

  • This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills you will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision making. It shows why these important skills are essential for you both to succeed at university and when you are a registered midwife.
    Key features
    - An accessible student-friendly guide specifically written for midwifery students
    - Three midwifery students are followed throughout the book to show real issues that you may face during your studies
    - Activities throughout help you test and develop your own learning skills
    - Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC and QAA standards, so that you can see what you are expected to know in order to pass your programme.
    Series Editor
    The Transforming Midwifery Practice series editor is Judith Jackson, Canterbury College.
     

  • Education Studies continues to grow as a popular undergraduate area of study. This core text addresses themes common to all Education Studies courses. It benefits from a large list of chapters from key contributors at key institutions. This third edition has been completely revised and updated with the addition of seven new chapters. Themes newly explored include gender, research, the power of money and status and alternatives to schooling. This fully comprehensive text is accessibly written, with learning features throughout to encourage students to approach issues critically. Fully up-to-date and covering a huge range of themes for Education Studies students.

  • For students of Early Childhood Studies, questions are as important as answers.  
    What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures?
    How do children grow and develop?
    What space do we make for children in our society?
    How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children?
    Can children's play be planned by adults?
    Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions.
    This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.

  • It is essential for mental health nurses to understand the physical health needs of people with mental health disorders in order to provide holistic care. Yet these people often have their physical health needs unrecognised or poorly managed. This book is a practical and informative guide to the physical health care of people with mental health illnesses. It covers a range of health-promotion strategies, including exercise, diet and oral health, and assessment, intervention and skills for common physical disorders found in people with mental-health problems. It takes a recovery perspective and emphasises the importance of communication and collaborative care for adherence to healthy lifestyles.

  • How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching?
    How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum?

    Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways.

    What's new to this edition?
    - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum
    - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language
    - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching
    - how to get more out of classic texts
    - introduces new texts and new children's authors

  • With chapter sequencing following the new Curriculum, this book supports trainee Primary school teachers to make use of the opportunities presented in the new National Curriculum for effective and engaging Science teaching. 
    Covering all of the areas of the new National Curriculum for primary science and offering insight into effective teaching, it helps you connect what you need to teach to how it can be taught. This comprehensive guide to teaching Primary Science will help you secure your subject knowledge, understand how children learn about science and know how to plan and teach effective and inspiring science lessons. Exploring opportunities in the new curriculum for creative and imaginative teaching, it shows you how to capitalize on opportunities to teach Science in a way that sparks children's interest. 
    /> Includes the full National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science, key stages 1 and 2 as a useful reference for trainee teachers.
    Other books in this series include: Primary Mathematics for Trainee Teachers and Primary English for Trainee Teachers

  • How do we know what works in primary schools?
    How do we make sure that we are always learning from fellow teachers, always learning from the children we teach and always moving forward? The answer lies in research. In understanding, conducting, disseminating and learning from research.

    But what do we mean by research, and how do we 'do' it?
    This book is your guide to research in primary education. 

    It takes you through both important established theory and recent developments in research and explores what these mean right now for primary education and classroom settings. 
    It helps you to conceive, conduct, write up and share your research with others. 
    It looks at how you can access research findings to improve your classroom practice and deepen your understanding.
    It examines how you can use research in your classroom everyday to continually enhance teaching, and how you can shape and frame the questions you ask to help you get to the answers you need.

    If you are a trainee teacher doing a research project as part of your course, or a qualified teacher doing further study, this text includes all the guidance you need. 
    If you are a teacher wanting to find out what works best for your class, in your school, right now, this text will show you how to harness the power of small or large scale research to help you find the answer.
     

  • "An alien spaceship crash landed in my playground today"
     
    For one primary school in England, this was not an ordinary day.  It was a fabulous day of inspiration, writing, drawing, discovering and learning for the pupils, the staff and the parents.  But the best thing of all?  The only truly out of the ordinary thing was the alien spaceship.
     
    So how do you make creativity a more everyday part of primary teaching?  Teachers and trainees agree that creativity is a fabulous thing.  But to get creative approaches into everyday teaching,  you need to tackle the question - what is creativity?
     
    This book explores this question in an accessible and practical way.  It helps trainees to do more than `know it when they see it', by helping them to understand the separate and very diverse elements of creativity. The third edition of this popular text retains key material, but it has been updated and revised to include two new chapters on the creative curriculum, along with links throughout to the Standards and the new National Curriculum.
     
    This book will help you enhance your teaching so you and the children in your class can be:
    fellow explorers, adventurous discoverers and spontaneous investigators!

  • The second edition of this popular text has been revised and updated to include the new Professional Standards needed to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Tackling these elusive but fundamental aspects of children's development, this text places the importance of spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding in a cross-curricular context. It directly links between children's attainment and the wider aspects of personal development, beliefs and values, explaining the environment in which learning flourishes and demonstrating how trainees can promote this in their teaching. In addition, it helps enrich the trainee teacher's experience, laying firm foundations for their continuing professional development.

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