This book provides clear guidance on how to approach initial teaching experience, how to plan effective sessions, how to work well with your mentor and how to make the most out of your new career. Through focusing on the real-life experiences of both in-service and pre-service trainee teachers, it offers the opportunity to reflect on and learn from an array of diverse teaching practice experiences from a wide range of vocational areas including construction, hair and beauty, Early Years, psychology, performing arts, law, English, Skills for Life and engineering.
Vicky Duckworth is Senior Lecture and MA co-ordinator (Post-Compulsory Education and Training) and Schools' University Lead at Edge Hill University, UK. Jane Wood is Course leader for Professional Development in Post-Compulsory Education and Training. She has twenty years experience of teaching vocational courses in Further Education Colleges and has recently worked as curriculum quality manager responsible for raising standards of teaching and learning, and conducting professional observations. Further to this she has managed successful teacher education provision prior to her move to the university. John Dickinson began his career as a residential social worker. In 1982 he joined Kirkby College of Further Education on Merseyside. He taught child care, health and social care and A Level and GCSE Psychology. He has been working in teacher training for FE staff since 1990. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill and an original member of the Post-compulsory Education and Training team.
Introduction Starting your assessed teaching modules Planning your sessions Your first observation Reflecting on your own practice What to expect from your mentor Managing behaviour Structure and organisation Coming to the end of your assessed teaching Your triangulation meeting Developing your career and applying for jobs