By Prue Huddleston, Lorna Unwin
Further education colleges now deliver education and training to more students than any other institutions in the post-compulsory sector. This book provides a practical guide to teaching and learning within the context of the changing FE environment and addresses the diverse nature of the curriculum and of the student body for which it is designed.This new edition contains fully revised material on FE funding, curriculum, assessment and teacher training to present the most up-to-date picture of further education in the UK. Drawing on a considerable research base, this book places FE teaching and learning in its social, economic and political context.Topics covered include:*the changing context, structure and funding of the FE sector*the nature and range of FE students and staff*teaching and learning strategies*the assessment and recording of achievement*continued professional development*support available to FE teachersThroughout, case study examples help you to consider differing student needs and how these might best be served. They also provide an opportunity to reflect upon how the changing policy context of FE impacts upon students, programmes and institutions. Practical activities are also included, which can be used as catalysts for questioning the attitudes and approaches to work in FE.