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Becoming a Teaching Assistant
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Becoming a Teaching Assistant
A Guide for Teaching Assistants and Those Working With Them

First Edition


October 2003 | 154 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The authors introduce students to the requirements that their degree programmes will make and explore issues such as behaviour management and national curriculum strategies, helping readers to engage with the material in a way that is appropriate to Higher Education study.

The book draws on the experiences of teaching assistants and is grounded in the day-to-day practices of professionals working with young people in schools. Theoretical concepts are explored as being crucial to developing learning support and teaching skills. The authors' aim is to help students understand essential theory, and to provide a practical support throughout their studies.

This book is for teaching assistants working toward High Level Teaching Assistant status in teaching and learning (HLTA), and/or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is a teaching resource for Higher Education tutors and school line managers of teaching assistants. The book is also suitable for tutors and mentors as it gives guidance on content and presentation of professional development materials for teaching assistants.

This book is a course text for teaching assistants. It helps students make the transition into undergraduate level study, and is also a teaching and learning resource for students and tutors on undergraduate programmes.

 

 

 

 
PART ONE: EXPERIENCES OF ENTERING HIGHER EDUCATION
 
I Never Thought I'd Be Here, But Here I Am
 
Preparing for Your Course
 
Developing as a Learner
 
Succeeding and Growing in Confidence
 
PART TWO: LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
 
Developing Study Skills
 
Personal Organisation and Expectations
 
Meeting Assessment Criteria
 
PART THREE: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
 
Implementing National Strategies
 
Inclusion
Do We Know What We Mean?

 
 
Thinking About Behaviour Management
 
PART FOUR: ISSUES OF PROFESSIONALISM
 
Finding a Place in the Professional Landscape
 
Moving On

not appropraite for modules or degree students

Mrs Louise Webber
Please select your department, Please select your institution
September 23, 2013

Great for initial reading

Mrs Clare Hallam
Health, education and social care, Barnet College
September 6, 2012

This book should be read by all teachers being supported by TA's as it will ensure they are being used to their best advantage.

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
July 12, 2011

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