Teaching in Further Education

The Inside Story

By (author) Susan Wallace

Ebook (VitalSource) - £18.99

Publication date:

19 October 2015

Length of book:

136 pages

Publisher

Critical Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781909682757

This realistic, relevant and accessible book explores the teacher’s role and what makes for effective learning and teaching in the further education sector through means of a fictional approach. It provides a series of linked case study chapters, each set in the same fictional institution and each involving characters, with a range of pertinent roles, who appear and re-appear as their overall story arcs develop. Chapter aims are clearly stated and each narrative is followed by an analysis of key points through challenging critical thinking activities. The clear contextualisation of the required Standards and skills is of particular value to pre-service student teachers and those beginning their careers. The fictional approach provides a picture of working life and professional practice inside a further education institution with the flexibility to explore every topic essential to the student teacher, from professionalism, differentiation and inclusion to behaviour management and student-teacher relationships.

I found the book really excellent, and the fact that it was written as an almost Novel added to the meaning; it also managed to do this as well as bringing in theory.I will commend it to my colleagues in FE as well as any FE students I encounter.