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Teaching in Further Education (Continuum Education) [Paperback]

L.B. Curzon
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23 Oct 1997 0826453295 978-0826453297 6th Revised edition
The 6th edition of this successful textbook, first published in 1997, includes up-dated material on many issues as well as new chapters on lecturing techniques, intelligence, the "nature versus nurture" debate, computer-assisted learning and study techniques. New material is provided on the following areas: advances in teaching theory relating to memory, the transfer of training, research relating to conditioning theory, discipline in colleges and adult learning.

All reading references have been thoroughly up-dated and the book has a new appendix, including new "topics for discussion."
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.; 6th Revised edition edition (23 Oct 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826453295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826453297
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 886,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This text reflects a wide understanding of the complexities of further education, many of which arise from the considerable variations in students' aptitudes, education and acquired skills. College staff will find that the text offers valuable help and guidance of a practical nature in their teaching activities.' --Gordon Wheeler, former director of the Further Education Staff College --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

L.B.Curzon, B Comm, Dip Ed, FBIM, formerly principal of colleges of FE in Chester and London, is an experienced teacher with a background in economics and law. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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For those of you who have just embarked on a PGCE course, you will doubtless be overwhelmed with a bewilderment of reading lists. Curzon's work, although a lot more difficult to read than, say, Reece and Walker or Armitage, is an excellent supplement to these works. Its utility lies in its in-depth analysis of PGCE FAHE subject areas - cognitivism/ behaviourism / gestalt are treated less superficially than other FAHE course books. Similarly, areas such as curriculum implementation and design are examined in a well-structured and lucid way; their analysis providing a sound basis on which to structure any dissertation you may be called upon to write. The section on assessment and evaluation is likewise treated with circumspection. For these reasons, this book is indispensible for PGCE - FAHE students who need something meatier than the average fare. A word of advice; Reece and Walker is more approachable, so novices are advised to read their sections first - however, once you have digested the constructs and concepts on, say, cognitivism, then Curzon affords a much deeper insight into these.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A small dissenting voice 17 Oct 2004
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Whilst I would agree with the author that an in-depth discussion of theories of teaching and learning is essential for the beginning teacher, I would suggest choosing a more balanced one than that provided in this book. I found Curzon opinionated, arrogant, rude and irritating, even where I agreed with him. Debate about teaching and learning theory will thankfully never end, and I feel that there is a certain validity to most sides of the argument. The way Curzon dismisses and insults anyone who dares to take an alternative view to his is an insult to the intelligence of most teachers. I bought this book to learn how to teach, not to be told how to think. I found it impossible to persist to the point where any useful practical advice was imparted, and am now sorry I wasted my money.
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