Principles and Practices of Assessment

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473967489
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Education

This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an assessor in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the assessment units for qualifications such as: the Award, Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the assessment units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in a really accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of assessment in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed assessment documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering: principles of assessment planning for assessment types and methods of assessment assessment practice giving feedback recording progress and achievement quality assurance evaluation This third edition has been updated to bring the book in-line with all qualifications that include assessing learning. This is your guide to understanding how to use assessment effectively in your teaching and assessing role.

Principles and Practice of Assessment in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252615
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Genre: Education

This is a core text aimed at the mandatory CTLLS unit for Levels Three and Four which all trainees working towards ATLS need to successfully complete. Structured around the content of the unit, all chapters are linked to the QTLS professional standards. This Second Edition has been fully revised and updated in line with changes to the TAQA Assessor Awards and includes a new 'extension activity' for those taking the unit at Level Four. With helpful activities and case studies throughout, this is an accessible guide enabling trainees to understand how to use assessment effectively in their learning and teaching.

Teaching in Further Education

Author: L. B. Curzon
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441107046
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Education

Jonathan Tummons has sensitively updated Curzon's long-established Teaching in Further Education, ensuring that not only does this new edition provide the academically rigorous approach of previous editions but it also offers an up to date guide to current practice and research. Topics covered include: - Theories of learning - The teaching-learning process - Instructional techniques - Assessment and evaluation - Intelligence and ability This is the complete guide for those training to work in the Further Education sector.

Passing PTLLS Assessments

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857257901
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Education

This is an essential text for all PTLLS candidates no matter which awarding organisation they are with. It 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 updated 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 companion title to the best selling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, a core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It can also be used alongside Study Skills for PTLLS. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the PTLLS Award.

The Award in Education and Training

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473912922
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Education

The Award in Education and Training is the threshold qualification for anyone wanting to teach in a wide range of contexts including the further education and skills sector, workplace learning, offender learning and adult and community settings. This user-friendly text is your guide to all the units of the Award and is a key text for the course. Structured around the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, it includes full coverage of all units as well as information relevant to the Learning and Development units. Examples, activities and checklists help link theory to practice. The text is written for all learners and all awarding organisations. This revised edition is updated for the new qualification requirements and the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers. • A key text for the new Award in Education and Training. • Contents specifically follow the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, and match the qualification requirements. • Readable, relevant and easy to understand. • Provides valuable support for prospective teachers and trainers with little or no previous experience. • An excellent foundation for those considering or progressing to further teaching qualifications.

Principles and Practices of Quality Assurance

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473994348
Release Date: 2016-09-07
Genre: Education

This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an internal or external quality assurer in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the quality assurance units for qualifications such as: The Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the quality assurance units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in an easily accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of quality assurance in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed internal and external quality assurance documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering: · principles of internal and external quality assurance · planning quality assurance activities · carrying out quality assurance activities · risk management · making decisions and providing feedback · record keeping · evaluating practice · the role and use of technology · planning, allocating and monitoring the work of others This is your guide to understanding how to use internal quality assurance activities effectively with assessors, and external quality assurance activities with centre staff.

Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446294833
Release Date: 2013-10-14
Genre: Education

This is an essential text for all learners taking the Award in Education and Training, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. It's readable, relevant, easy to understand and gives key advice on approaching and completing written and practical assessments. It helps both in-service and pre-service learners to fully understand the requirements of the Award, and how to evidence their achievement towards the standards. This book will: help learners with their written assessments towards the three main units of the Award give guidance on how learners can demonstrate and evidence their achievement help learners with their practical assessments including hints and tips for succeeding in the microteach give guidance for giving and receiving feedback This is a companion title to The Award in Education and Training by Ann Gravells.

Achieving Your Assessment and Quality Assurance Units TAQA

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446298077
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Education

'This book is helping me so much with the TAQA course I'm doing. It's easy to understand, well written and full of really good information' - Amazon review Previously known as Achieving Your TAQA Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer Award, this new edition of the focused and comprehensive text written for TAQA learners and all trainee assessors and quality assurers is another essential support text from bestselling author Ann Gravells. The content covers all assessor and quality assurance units and is easy-to-read and clearly structured. The new edition has been enhanced with new chapters; and it has activities and examples to help you link theory with practice. It includes: cross references to the qualification units and the national occupational standards two new chapters covering the external quality assurance role completed examples of templates and forms for assessors, internal and external quality assurers ideas for evidence which can be used towards achievement of each unit new bullet lists, tables and checklists TAQA, and other assessor and quality assurer trainees will find this text both an invaluable resource for their course and useful handbook to take into practice.

Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857256997
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Genre: Education

Written for students of the Certificate and Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS and DTLLS), this title is a comprehensive course book for the popular optional unit Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is relevant for all students, whatever their awarding organization and whether they are taking the unit at Level 3 or Level 4. All chapters are linked to the QTLS standards and provide comprehensive coverage, closely following the content of the unit, while examples and activities are included to ehnache learning. This Second Edition now includes 'extension activities' specifically for Level 4 students and has been updated following the Equality Act 2010. This title will help anyone teaching in a variety of lifelong learning settings and can also be used when providing in-service CPD training for staff.

The Vocational Assessor Handbook

Author: Ros Ollin
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749461669
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Study Aids

For assessors of QCF qualifications and NVQs, verifiers, school and FE college teachers, providers of training and work-based learning and those working towards PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS teaching qualifications, The Vocational Assessor Handbook contains a detailed guide to the following QCF units for assessment and internal quality assurance (verification) enabling readers to: -Understand the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Knowledge and Understanding Unit) -Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment -Assess Vocational Skills, Knowledge and Understanding -Understand the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment (Knowledge and Understanding Unit) -Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment -Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Your Own Area of Responsibility Packed with the most up to date, detailed and reliable guidance, this is the only book for assessors and verifiers of vocational qualifications and is essential reading for anyone involved in vocational education. Previously published as The NVQ Assessor, Verifier and Candidate Handbook.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317650225
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Education

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Passing Assessments for the Certificate in Education and Training

Author: Ann Gravells
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473904934
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Education

This is an essential text for anyone taking the Certificate in Education and Training, no matter which awarding organisation you are registered with or who your learners are. It’s readable, relevant, easy to understand and gives key advice on approaching and completing written and practical assessments. It helps all learners to understand the requirements of the qualification and to evidence their achievement towards the mandatory units. The book gives advice regarding study skills, academic writing and referencing, reflective practice, teaching practice and observations, and the minimum core. The book will: Help learners with the written assessments towards the five mandatory units of the Certificate Give guidance on how learners can demonstrate and evidence their achievement Help learners understand the requirements of observed teaching practice Give guidance on how to evidence the minimum core requirements of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT