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Curriculum Studies in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Curriculum Studies in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition

May 2012 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
Curriculum is a key issue for trainee teachers in the lifelong learning sector and a core component of most courses. It lies at the heart of the work of teachers and trainers, it shapes the programmes and courses that are taught, and dictates which students can have access to courses. What goes in to the curriculum is argued over by governments, employers, parents and educationalists. How the curriculum is funded can change on a yearly basis. Access to a particular curriculum can raise or diminish the life chances of the learners involved.

This book provides an accessible and up-to-date overview of the key issues surrounding the curriculum. Written for all those working towards QTLS, it provides examples and case studies from working FE colleges, adult education centres and work-based learning contexts as well as offering succinct summaries of key theories and debates relating to the curriculum. This fully revised Second Edition reflects the latest policies and thinking, has a new chapter on the implications of e-learning on curricula, and includes a full glossary of key terms and concepts.

Jonathan Tummons has worked in higher education since 1995. After six years as a lecturer in teacher education in the further education sector, in 2009 he took up his current post as senior lecturer in education at Teesside University where he is also research co-ordinator for education and a member of the management board for the Social Futures Institute, Teesside's research centre for the social sciences.

Defining the Curriculum
Conceptualizing the Curriculum
Shaping the Curriculum
Planning, Sequencing and Delivering the Curriculum
Evaluating the Curriculum
Curriculum, Learning and Knowledge
Boundary Crossing: Curriculum, Place and Time
The Accessible Curriculum

A must for those looking to have a major input in Curriculum design and implementation with their educational establishment

Mr Vernon Ambris
care , paragon skills for industry
February 25, 2014

Essential for the PGCE/Cert Ed. It is well written and easy to read

Mr Oliver Johnstone
Public Services Department, Calderdale College
February 23, 2014

Fantastic resource for teachers in training and for doing SARS. Gives a great overview of curriculum, types and different areas within life long learning. Would definitely recommend to practitioners as well as trainee teachers.

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
February 20, 2014

This book is very easy to read, it served to educate and make the curriculum an easier subject to navigate.

Mrs Marcia Dewar
Sch of Education & Prof Development, Huddersfield University
February 3, 2014

This book is highly recommended on the reading list for the Cert Ed course

Mrs Davina Balls
Health and Social Care Department, Great Yarmouth College
November 22, 2013

Advised as a supplementary text for our education students to see how education evolves across the sector. Some pertinant chapters, expecially chapter 2.

Mrs Caroline Guard
School of Applied and Health Sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
October 1, 2013

A good choice for the mandatory City and Guilds DTLLS unit however with current changes being implemented in September 2013 this may need revising.

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
June 1, 2013

Supports understanding for further discussion and implementation

Audrey Fairgrieve
Education, Oxfordshire County Council
May 22, 2013

Essential for the PGCE/Cert Ed. Dr Tummons writes so effortlessly it is very easy for students to dip in and out.

Mr Dean Starkey
Education and Training, York College
May 16, 2013

An excellent and easy to read book that covers all a newly qualified teacher needs to know about Curriculum Studies.

Mr Chris Briggs
Teac, South Essex College
April 1, 2013

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