Becoming a Teaching Assistant : A Guide for Teaching Assistants and Those Working with Him

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Becoming a Teaching Assistant : A Guide for Teaching Assistants and Those Working with Him

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 208 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780761943563
  • DDC分類 371.14124

Full Description


The authors introduce students to the requirements that their degree programmes will make and explore issues such as behaviour management and national curriculum strategies, helping readers to engage with the material in a way that is appropriate to Higher Education study. The book draws on the experiences of teaching assistants and is grounded in the day-to-day practices of professionals working with young people in schools. Theoretical concepts are explored as being crucial to developing learning support and teaching skills. The authors' aim is to help students understand essential theory, and to provide a practical support throughout their studies. This book is for teaching assistants working toward High Level Teaching Assistant status in teaching and learning (HLTA), and/or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is a teaching resource for Higher Education tutors and school line managers of teaching assistants. The book is also suitable for tutors and mentors as it gives guidance on content and presentation of professional development materials for teaching assistants. This book is a course text for teaching assistants. It helps students make the transition into undergraduate level study, and is also a teaching and learning resource for students and tutors on undergraduate programmes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   ix
Introduction xi
Section I Experiences of entering higher 1 (34)
education
Chapter 1: I never thought I'd be here, but 3 (8)
here I am
Thinking about experiences you bring to 4 (4)
training
Personal worries G Motivation overcomes 8 (1)
apprehension
Extending your learning 9 (2)
Chapter 2: Preparing for your course 11 (7)
Experiences leading up to higher education 12 (1)
Negotiating time and funding 13 (2)
Life at home, life at work and your studies 15 (1)
Through the door 16 (2)
Chapter 3: Developing as a learner 18 (9)
How Joan reached higher education 19 (1)
Learning in higher education as a process 20 (2)
Settling into your own way of working 22 (2)
Resources and your studies 24 (3)
Chapter 4: Succeeding and growing in 27 (8)
confidence
Developing confidence 28 (5)
Where does confidence seem to come from? 33 (2)
Section II Learning in higher education 35 (42)
Chapter 5: Developing study skills 37 (12)
Developing your reading skills 38 (3)
Taking notes 41 (3)
What kind of note-taker are you? 44 (1)
Knowing yourself as a learner 45 (1)
Linking your course to your work 46 (3)
Chapter 6: Personal organisation and 49 (12)
expectations
Organising and keeping files 50 (2)
Time management 52 (2)
Tutorials, seminars and lectures 54 (3)
Your expectations of your institution 57 (1)
Expectations held of you 58 (1)
Resources 59 (2)
Chapter 7: Meeting assessment criteria 61 (16)
Written assignments such as essays 62 (6)
Referencing 68 (2)
Giving presentations 70 (2)
Developing portfolios for assessment 72 (5)
Section III Developing professional skills and 77 (42)
knowledge
Chapter 8: Implementing national strategies 79 (14)
Why do we have a National Curriculum, and 79 (4)
what does it include?
Curriculum development in schools 83 (10)
Chapter 9: Inclusion: do we know what we mean? 93 (13)
Thinking about inclusion 94 (1)
Inclusion and special educational needs 95 (3)
The challenge of inclusion 98 (4)
Expanding the concept of inclusion 102(4)
Chapter 10: Thinking about behaviour 106(13)
management
Understanding why things happen 107(4)
Catch 'em being good 111(1)
Say what you mean ... and mean what you say 112(4)
Working with others in school 116(3)
Section IV Issues of professionalism 119(28)
Chapter 11: Finding a place in the 121(12)
professional landscape
Being part of a professional community 122(3)
How teaching assistants have come to be 125(2)
members of the professional community
Challenges and possibilities in describing 127(2)
the work of teaching assistants
Standards, qualifications and performance 129(4)
management
Chapter 12: Moving on 133(14)
Introduction 133(3)
Where are you now and where are you coming 136(4)
from?
Higher-level teaching assistants 140(1)
Routes into teaching 141(2)
School experience 143(2)
Getting where you want to go 145(2)
References 147(4)
Index 151