Training to Teach In the Learning & Skills Sector
From Threshold Award to QTLS

By Liz Keeley-Browne
June 2007
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc.
Pearson / Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9781405812382
220 Pages, Illustrated, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"
$67.50 paper original

This brand-new text is essential reading for anyone training to teach in the learning and skills sector. It takes a pragmatic approach, relating theory to real practice through a wealth of cases, illustrations and interactive tasks in every chapter.

The text offers clear, accessible and highly practical guidance and support, whether you are at the beginning of your training or already qualified, needing to update your skills and wanting recognition as Qualified to Teach: Learning and Skills (QTLS).


1.         The context for change: new professional standards for teachers in the learning and skills sector

2.         Professional values: a focus on entitlement, equality and inclusiveness

3.         Professional practice: creating effective and stimulating opportunities

4.         Professional skills: planning learning programmes to meet the needs and expectations of learners

5.         Theory and  practice: secure knowledge and understanding of what it means to teach

6.         The new technologies for teaching: using ILT as an enhancement to learning

7.         The curriculum contextualised: secure knowledge and understanding of the subject and curriculum

8.          Skills for the twenty-first century: using the learner’s experience as a foundation for their learning

9.         Assessment: using feedback as a tool for learning and progression

10.      Helping learners to achieve their full potential: providing effective support to learners

11.      Enhancing learner behaviour: establishing and maintaining an effective learning environment

12.      Continuing professional development: developing by participating in formal and information professional activities


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