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The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Understanding and Supporting Learning
 

The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Understanding and Supporting Learning (Paperback)

By Graf, Madeleine
With Birch, Ann

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Suitable for teaching assistants studying for Foundation Degrees or for Higher Level Teaching Assistant status, this book gives an advice on: how learning happens; identifying different learning styles; developing an effective learning environment; using assessment to support lea... read full description below.

ISBN 9780826493682
Published 9 May 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780826493682
ISBN-10 0826493688
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Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publication Date 9 May 2009
International Publication Date 5 February 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Graf, Madeleine
With Birch, Ann
Category Non-Teaching & Support Staff
Number of Pages 120
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Teaching, Learning, Teachers' assistants
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 371.14124
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'The structure of this book clearly highlights the role of Teaching Assistants (TAs) in supporting learning. If TAs are going to do their jobs well and develop as professionals it is important for them to understand the philosophy behind the learning process, this book provides this opportunity. It also looks at factors such as classroom organisation and learning styles both of which are important issues that need careful consideration. Within several of the chapters there are some practical ideas that the TAs can try out with their pupils. All of these ideas help TAs to build on their own experiences and develop their expertise about how learning happens and about some of the interesting developments in classroom practice that help pupils to learn.' Kathryn Hurley
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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

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