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Teaching Higher Education Courses in Further Education Colleges



December 2013 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
As the number of higher education (HE) courses offered in further education (FE) settings increases, so does the need for teachers and trainee teachers to develop their teaching skills. This text is written for all teachers and trainee teachers in FE. It considers what it means to teach HE in FE and how an HE environment can be created in an FE setting.

The text covers day-to-day aspects of teaching including planning and assessment, giving guidance on the unique needs of HE students. Chapters on research and quality assurance support the reader in developing some advanced teaching skills. This is a practical guide for FE teachers and trainee teachers as the sector adapts to the needs of education today. 
College-based higher education and widening participation  
The HE Ethos - Creating a University Within a College  
College-based Higher Education: The Students  
Planning and Preparing for Teaching HE in FE  
The Practice of Teaching College-based Higher Education  
Assessing Learning in HE in FE  
Research and Scholarship in HE in FE  
Managing HE in FE  
Quality Assurance in College-based Higher Education  

This is an interested text that has been offered to our students as supplementary reading. There are a number of teachers on the TAQA programme that teach HE within the FE environment and have discussed the practical examples put forward by the author in this text.
Thank you.

Mr Adam Spiller
Teacher Education, Peterborough Regional College
April 15, 2014

A helpful text exploring the role of HE lecturers in FE colleges and the wider policy drivers and quality assurance frameworks that underpinn professional practice.

Miss Jacky Foster
Social Work , Cornwall College
April 8, 2014

Excellent book on the topic highly recommended

Mr Sean Flanagan
Computing, Runshaw College
March 20, 2014

A useful text for people wanting to make that transition from FE to HE. Themes are relevant and answer the most common questions. It provides a clear overview of HE requirements and practices - of course every institution is different so it would be hard to be more specific than this book offers.

Mr Mark Wilkins
Care and Early Years, Weston College
February 25, 2014

At present all my PGCE students are in secondary, SFC or FE. However, the book will prove very valuable at a later date. It is well laid out, clear and provides opportunity to use it for whole class discussion/reflection.
The chapter summaries are useful. The price makes it affordable for both the college and the student.

Mrs Nicola Sowe
NBS Consultancy and Training, NBS Consultancy and Training (Teaching and Learning)
January 31, 2014

With the increase in the number of HE courses being delivered by FE institutes, this insightful text identifies and examines the issues, practicalities and opportunities offered by this expanding sector within a succinct and informative book. PGCE students wishing to teach undergraduate study within a further education environment will find this an invaluable addition to their course reading.

Mr Damian Wilkes
My Department, Kidderminster College
December 16, 2013

This is a useful book , enabling reflection on best practice in delivering HE courses in a FE college.

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
November 24, 2013

Another excellent book by Johnathan Tummons that is useful to develop ones own practice (Cert Ed/PGCE) and the practice of students who are delivering Higher Education within a Further Education environment. This book will be added to our reading list.

Mr David Andrews
Education, Grantham College of Further Education
November 8, 2013

THis is useful for mentors as it provide them with some insight into teaching. However, some may find it challenging to relate ther concepts to clincial practice and mentoring students

Mr Andrew Southgate
Adult Nursing Department, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 23, 2013

A very useful, practical resource. well set out with learning objectives and chapter summaries clearly stated. The reflective tasks provide excellent starting points for discussion and further study.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty of Education (Parkgate), Chester University
October 15, 2013
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