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Study Skills for PTLLS
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Study Skills for PTLLS

Second Edition


June 2012 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
PTLLS candidates often find their studies challenging - some are returning to study after a long break and others have no previous experience of study at this level. This accessible book provides all candidates with a study skills guide specifically tailored to PTLLS Award, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. This Second Edition has beem updated for the four unit PTLLS Award and includes new information on referencing and e-portfolios.

This text covers the different methods through which PTLLS is delivered, helping candidates to study more effectively. It helps candidates:

-prepare for the award, with advice on interpreting the skills needed for PTLLS and the requirements at levels 3 and 4

-make the most of their taught sessions and self study time by examining effective note taking, group activities, research and resource evaluation

-succeed in their practical sessions, including tips on effective presentations and the use of ICT

This text is a companion title to the bestselling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It cal also be used alongside Passing PTLLS Assessments. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the qualification, helping candidates with all aspects of their study and practice.

 
Preparing for Your PTLLS Award
Meeting the Lifelong Learning Professional Teaching Standards

 
Becoming an Expert Student

 
 
Taught Sessions
Getting the Most from Taught Sessions

 
Effective Note-taking

 
Keeping Notes and Information Safely

 
Making the Most of Group Activities

 
 
Self-Study
Researching Using Different Media

 
Choosing and Evaluating Texts and Other Resources

 
Reading Texts Activitely and Critically

 
 
Reflective Practice and Reflective Learning Journal Writing
Reflecting on Learning

 
The Reflective Cycle

 
Writing Reflective Learning Journal Entries

 
 
Referencing your PTLLS Work
Avoiding Plagiarism

 
Using and Setting out Quotations and Citations in your Text

 
Setting Out References in Your Reference List and Bibliography

 
 
Presenting Your PTLLS Work
Prsenting your Work in Writing

 
Presenting Your Work Practice

 
 
Moving Forward
Transferable Skills

 
Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

 
Lifelong Learning

 
 
Appendices
Appendix 1- PTLLS Written Assessments: Guidance

 
Appendix 2 - Answers to Harvard Referencing Activity

 
Appendix 3 - Answers to Terminology Word Search

 
Appendix 4 - SMOG Readability Calculator

 
Appendix 5 - Useful Books and Websites

 
 
Index

Many students want to expand on their qualifications the PLTS book is great for giving insight into the PLTS. those students that wish to develop further said they would buy this book to guide them.

Miss Naomi Whale
childcare, City of Bath College
March 11, 2013

An excellent and appropriate read for ant Ptlls student. It is also really good for students returning to education after a long time away.

Mr Paul Reed
Teaching, Learning and Standards, Riverside College Halton
March 1, 2013

Very appropriate for PTLLS students.

Dr Seidu Salifu
Teacher Training, NESCOT
February 14, 2013

A very user-friendly text which I can use in my tutorial sessions as well as for students to use independently.

Mrs Kathleen Tate
Please select your department, Burnley College
December 6, 2012

Helpful text for students undertaking the PTLLS.

Mrs Jenny Hibbert
Teacher Education, Dudley College
November 22, 2012

Another excellent PTLLS book!

Mrs Claire York
Education , Nelson & Colne College
November 14, 2012

This book is recommended for learners who have been out of education for a while and are starting their PTLLS.

Mrs Jane Boothman
Education , Filton College
November 7, 2012

A good book to accompany the Preparing to Teach book by Ann Gravells. It is essential that students returning to study have support, and this book does help them prepare and organise their work.

This has been recommended as a library purchase.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
September 13, 2012

Fab, fab, fab book - absolutely essential for all PTLLS learners as it will help those learners who have not been to education for a long time. I really enjoyed reading this book and have highlighted sections that will help learners. Another brilliant book.

Mrs Alicia Hawkes
Education, Totton College
September 11, 2012

Clear explanations of the award and next stages after the award. Easy to read and follow.

Good coverage of basic tips to assist learners. Eg. note taking.

Lots of helpful references.

Presenting your PTlls work is clear and directive to negate anxiety related to delivering work.

Mrs Sue Williams
Institute of Applied Social Studies, Birmingham University
September 3, 2012

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