This textbook is essential reading for all teaching assistants studying for Foundation Degrees or for Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. This practical guide gives TAs useful advice on: how learning happens; identifying different learning styles; developing an effective learning environment; using assessment to support learning; and, supporting learning with children with special needs. Each chapter of this book contains checklists for TAs to record their progress and real life case studies for the TA to learn from.
Madeleine Graf is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Swansea Metropolitan University. She teaches on a number of programmes within the School of Education, including the Foundation Degree in Learning Support. Her main interests are in 'Teaching and Learning' and Education for Global Citizenship. Ann Birch is Senior Lecturer at Swansea School of Education
Introduction; 1. What is Learning? How Does it Happen?; 2. Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences; 3. The Learning Environment; 4. The Learning Cycle Planning; 5. Learning to Learn; 6. Thinking for Learning; 7. Supporting Learning for Pupils with Special Educational Needs; 8. Where can you go next?; 9. References.