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Learning Theory and Classroom Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector 2ed

by Jim Gould Learning Matters
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This book is an invaluable resource for all trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector working towards QTLS who want to further their understanding of learning theories and how these can be applied to their teaching. Each learning theory is considered with the implications for planning, teaching, assessment and classroom management and readers are encouraged to think critically about learning theories and the implications for classroom practice. This new edition has been fully revised to include a wider range of learning theories as well as annotated further reading and a glossary of useful terms.

Implications of Behaviourism for Practice
Cognitive Approaches
Implications of Cognitive Approaches for Practice
Humanistic Approaches
Attention, Perception and Learning
Memory and Learning

‘Early in the text, the author states the aim of this book to be, ‘‘to provide a relatively easily digestible overview of learning theory, and the references and further reading at the end of each chapter will allow you to engage in more in-depth study of areas that are of particular interest’’ (p. 6). This, and considerably more, has been achieved in a well-crafted resource for both teachers and students in the lifelong learning sector (and beyond), one they will find informative and engaging in terms of truly understanding how effective teaching practices are informed and enhanced by learning theories.’  




Jim Gould has 35 years experience in teaching and training in a variety of educational sectors including schools, adult education and further education. For the last 20 years Jim has been based in both teaching and managerial positions within Teacher Education and Staff Development. Throughout this period he has been actively engaged in curriculum development and course design in Teacher Education and he has acted as both a moderator and consultant at validation events. Jim currently manages the Teacher Education programmes at Farnborough College in Hampshire.