Passing the Life in the UK Test

Author: Megan Gibbins,Chris Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844454320

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5881

This is the authoritative, complete guide to passing the Life in the UK citizenship test. It is designed to support adult learners who do not have English as their first language and is written and edited by leading ESOL and citizenship practitioners. Supported and endorsed by NIACE, the largest organisation working to promote the interests of learners and potential learners in England and Wales, it includes all the relevant official study material, set in context, amplified and illustrated by selected additional information, guidance and learning activities.

Life in the United Kingdom

A Guide for New Residents [large Print Version]

Author: Life in the United Kingdom Advisory Group,Great Britain: Home Office

Publisher: TSO

ISBN: 9780113413591

Category:

Page: 216

View: 5556

This is the only official handbook for the new Life in the UK tests taken on or after 25 March 2013. This large print version contains all the official learning material for the test and is written in clear, simple language - making it easy to understand. This essential handbook covers a range of topics you need to know to pass your test and apply for UK citizenship or permanent residency, including: The process of becoming a citizen or permanent resident; the values and principles of the UK; traditions and culture from around the UK; the events and people that have shaped the UK's history; the government and the law; getting involved in your community

Planning in the Moment with Young Children

A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351625225

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 5264

Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role of the adult in promoting child-led learning, giving early years practitioners the confidence and insight to work and plan in the moment, and enabling the children in their care to live, learn, play and develop in the here and now. Planning in the Moment with Young Children maintains a strong link to practice, providing numerous examples of how practitioners can integrate spontaneous planning and rich adult–child interactions into their everyday practice and early years curricula. From timetabling to setting clear rules, creating enabling environments, keeping records and making use of a variety of materials, the book demonstrates the multitude of ways in which practitioners can encourage child autonomy and respond to the unique needs of each child. Examples from practice are rooted in theory, fully contextualised, and exemplified by original documentation sourced from the author’s own experiences and from a wide variety of settings. ? Key features include: over 180 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages including planning sheets, documentation and activity sheets; advice on working with parents, individual children and groups; tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years; relevance to a range of settings, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and schools. When children are allowed to select where, with what, and how to play, they are truly invested in their play, they become deeply involved and make dramatic progress. This book is an outstanding testament to a responsive and child-led way of working in early years environments. Practitioners will be guided, inspired and supported to work spontaneously and reactively – planning as they go and celebrating the results!

The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools

Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice

Author: Joy Carroll,Genea N. Alexander

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966035

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 682

Every primary school teacher needs to ensure that they meet the criteria set out in the Teachers’ Standards. However translating what this means in the classroom isn’t always easy, especially when you're starting out your career in teaching. This book directly looks at the standards providing guidance on how professionalism can be demonstrated and evidenced in primary schools underpinned by practical examples. Steps to Success boxes in each chapter look at challenges in the classroom encouraging a reflective perspective on your teaching. Key coverage includes: Effective teaching and learning and what it means to be a learner Planning and assessment for successful teaching Meeting the needs of all children Behaviour management The role of subject and pedagogical knowledge

The Common European Framework of Reference

The Globalisation of Language Education Policy

Author: Prof. Michael Byram,Lynne Parmenter

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847697321

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 7229

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages was published a decade ago and has been influential ever since, not only in its European 'home' but throughout the world. This book traces the processes of the influence by inviting authors from universities and ministries in 11 countries to describe and explain what happened in their case. There are everyday factors of curriculum development – which sometimes include coincidence and happenstance – and there are also traditions of resistance or acceptance of external influences in policy-making. Such factors have always existed in bilateral borrowing from one country to another but the CEFR is a supra-national document accessible through globalised communication. The book is thus not only focused on matters of language education but is also a Comparative Education case-study of policy borrowing under new conditions.

The Eleven-Plus Book

Genuine Exam Questions From Yesteryear

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843177374

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 3830

Is the nation really dumbing down? Are exams really easier than they were in the good old days? Now's the chance to find out whether age really does equal wisdom with The Eleven-Plus Book, a real way to contrast the schooling of yesteryear with modern-day practices and settle the recent debates. Every generation can attempt questions on a number of subjects from English and arithmetic to general knowledge and composition. Who will come out top in your family? The Eleven-Plus Book is a fantastic nostalgic look back for all those who experienced the daunting exam the first time round, and a great way for the younger generation to prove that they have the wits to outsmart their elders!

A Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Author: Lynn Machin,Duncan Hindmarch,Sandra Murray,Tina Richardson

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1910391808

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6117

A new edition of this essential text for all those working towards the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Tailored to meet the demands of the new qualification and latest ETF Standards, it incorporates key information on reflective practice, study and research skills, and provides full coverage of all the mandatory units. Accessible language is combined with a critical approach that clearly relates practical examples to the required underpinning theory, and a range of useful learning features include key definitions, extended case studies, critical questions and chapter reflections. This second edition has been fully updated throughout and now includes additional material on critical thinking and a new chapter on technology enhanced teaching and learning.

Best Practice in the Early Years

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441177353

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 1630

This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will move your practice towards that outstanding level! Not just when being observed, but all the time. The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas covering everything you need to know as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an outstanding environment and encouraging outdoor learning activities. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help and advice for working with parents. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.

The Precariat

The New Dangerous Class

Author: Guy Standing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474294189

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 2399

First published in 2011 The Precariat is the hugely influential first account of an emerging class of people facing insecurity, moving in and out of precarious work that gives little meaning to their lives. Standing warns that the growth of the precariat is producing instabilities in society. Its internal divisions have led to the villainization of migrants and other vulnerable groups and some are susceptible to the dangers of political extremism. Standing argues for a new politics which puts the fears and aspirations of the precariat at the heart of a progressive strategy of redistribution and income security. The precariat is an increasingly global phenomenon, highly visible in the ongoing migrant crisis and protest movements around the world. In a new preface for the Revelations edition Guy Standing discusses recent political developments and their effect on the precariat.

Skills for the TOEFL IBT Test

Reading and Writing

Author: Collins UK Publishing Staff,HarperCollins (Firm)

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007460595

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 174

View: 3480

If you feel overwhelmed by the complexity of TOEFL, Collins Skills for the TOEFL iBT Test can help. This book helps you handle the integrated aspect of the tasks in the test, and give you tips and strategies for the different question types you will face. Collins Skills for the TOEFL iBT Test is a two book series (1 Listening/Speaking; 2 Reading/Writing) to help learners prepare for the "Test of English as a Foreign Language", used by over 7,500 institutions in 130 countries as a measure of language ability. To date, 25 million learners have taken the test around the world. In particular these books are aimed at helping learners handle the integrated-skill aspect of the test, where they are required to produce responses based on mixed input. The books help learners to familiarise with the TOEFL test. Learners focus on improving their skills and test-taking times for specific sections of the test, and look at solutions for how to overcome the most common challenges of the test. The books provide clear strategies and tips to help learners improve their score. Summary Quick Guide: question overviews give learners an easy reference to the characteristics of each question type Challenges and Solutions: these sections offer strategy and skills reviews to help learners learn how to overcome the most common challenges. Get it right: gives a quick overview of the most important steps for doing well on each question type and includes useful vocabulary and expressions Answer Analysis: teaches learners how to rule out distracter answer options Progressive Practice: encourages independent learning by offering a graded progression of content and task sets Review Test sections: offer timed TOEFL test-taking guides and help learners practice what they've learned in a simulated environment Audio CD: enables effective TOEFL practice Highly experienced author team, who have written TOEFL materials before and worked as teachers preparing learners for the test.

What's Happening to Ellie?

A book about puberty for girls and young women with autism and related conditions

Author: Kate E. Reynolds

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009370

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 32

View: 695

Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mum helps her understand that she has started growing into a woman. Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with girls and young women with autism or related conditions.

The Nursery Year in Action

Following children’s interests through the year

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317504461

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 6714

Child-led learning in the early years allows children to thrive while making accelerated progress. Young children learn and develop best when they are in a stimulating environment which is carefully organised and equipped to meet their needs, interests and stages of development, and where each child’s progress is carefully observed, managed and enhanced by adults who engage and interact with them to support them in making outstanding progress. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, The Nursery Year in Action offers a unique month-by-month overview of the workings of an outstanding Nursery setting. The book covers all aspects of practice from the organisation of the classroom and garden and the rationale behind this to the routines and boundaries that ensure children are safe, happy and therefore able to explore and learn. It tracks the events of each month in the year paying particular attention to the environment, the role of the adult, links with parents, children’s individual needs and the key areas of learning and development. Throughout the book Anna Ephgrave gives the reason behind each decision and shows what the outcomes have been for the children, emphasising that a child-led approach, with planning in the moment can meet the requirements of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and the individual needs of the children. Key features include: Over 150 full colour photographs to illustrate practice Photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets, sample letters to parents and play resources also available for download List of resources and materials Examples of individual learning journeys and planning in the moment for groups Guidance on what to look for when assessing children’s progress Advice on risk/benefit assessments Suggestions for managing transitions and minimising stress Written by a leading consultant teacher whose Early Years’ department has achieved "Outstanding" at four consecutive Ofsted inspections, this book provides practitioners with the practical ideas to work with confidence in a way that is rewarding, manageable and, above all, creates a happy, relaxed learning environment for children.

Security and Privacy

Global Standards for Ethical Identity Management in Contemporary Liberal Democratic States

Author: John Kleinig,Seumas Miller,Peter Mameli,Douglas Salane,Adina Schwartz

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921862580

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

View: 4526

This study is principally concerned with the ethical dimensions of identity management technology - electronic surveillance, the mining of personal data, and profiling - in the context of transnational crime and global terrorism. The ethical challenge at the heart of this study is to establish an acceptable and sustainable equilibrium between two central moral values in contemporary liberal democracies, namely, security and privacy. Both values are essential to individual liberty, but they come into conflict in times when civil order is threatened, as has been the case from late in the twentieth century, with the advent of global terrorism and trans-national crime. We seek to articulate legally sustainable, politically possible, and technologically feasible, global ethical standards for identity management technology and policies in liberal democracies in the contemporary global security context. Although the standards in question are to be understood as global ethical standards potentially to be adopted not only by the United States, but also by the European Union, India, Australasia, and other contemporary liberal democratic states, we take as our primary focus the tensions that have arisen between the United States and the European Union.

Talk For Writing Across The Curriculum

How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years

Author: Corbett, Pie,Strong, Julia

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240887

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 3037

Talk for Writing across the Curriculum takes a dynamic and creative look at how writing non-fiction can be taught across the curriculum.

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Author: Charles E. Harris, Jr.,Michael S. Pritchard,Michael J. Rabins,Ray James,Elaine Englehardt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133767074X

Category: Education

Page: 50

View: 6795

Packed with examples pulled straight from recent headlines, ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, helps engineers understand the importance of their conduct as professionals as well as reflect on how their actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment. Numerous case studies give readers plenty of hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, while the book's proven and structured method for analysis walks readers step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It also offers practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics and thorough coverage of critical moral reasoning, effective organizational communication, sustainability and economic development, risk management, ethical responsibilities, globalized standards for engineering and emerging challenges relating to evolving technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.