This book is a valuable resource for all trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector who want to further their understanding of learning theories and how these can be applied to their classroom practice. Each learning theory is considered with the implications for planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management in mind and readers are encouraged to think critically about learning theories and the implications of these for classroom practice. This book will help trainees fulfil the criteria for the award of QTLS and, more importantly, encourage them to use learning theories to bring their teaching alive.
Table of Contents
Introduction Behaviourism Implications of Behaviourism for practice Cognitive approaches Implications of cognitive approaches for practice Humanistic approaches Andragogy Attention, perception and learning Memory and learning
Jim Gould has 35 years experience in teaching and training in a variety of educational sectors including schools, adult education and further education. For the last 20 years Jim has been based in both teaching and managerial positions within Teacher Education and Staff Development. Throughout this period he has been actively engaged in curriculum development and course design in Teacher Education and he has acted as both a moderator and consultant at validation events. Jim currently manages the Teacher Education programmes at Farnborough College in Hampshire.