This book provides an overview of the Lifelong Learning Sector while also helping students engage with professional writing. Each chapter in the book is presented as an independently authored 'paper' concentrating on a key theme, including professionalism, reflective practice and how previous experience can shape teaching. Guidance and discussion notes follow to help the reader evaluate the writing and approach, and activities are included to develop the readers' own professional skills in reading and writing. This is an invaluable text for all those working towards QTLS, covering key content, demystifying academic writing, and encouraging reflective reading and practice.
How previous experience can shape our teaching
The origins and implications of the professional standards for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Are lesson plans important?
Teaching for inclusion: pedagogies for the ‘sector of the second chance’
Responding to learners’ literacy and numeracy needs
Professionalism and reflective practice
Belonging and collegiality: the college as a community of practice
Mentoring in theory and practice
Institutional issues: the college of further of education as a 21st century organization