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We (Di and Julia) founded Critical Publishing in 2012 after taking redundancy from our previous jobs at the same publishing company. We met up in the cafe in the British Library and hatched a plan. We believed we could produce books and learning materials for education and social work students and professionals that were fresher and better than what was already around. Vist our Blog.
Brendan McDaid (University of Ulster) and Rachel Kurtz (Durham University) have won the Critical Writing Prize 2016 for social work and education respectively and will receive £200 worth of free books each. The winning essays are available to read on The Critical Blog. This year has seen a record number of entries and some extremely tough competition. We look forward to seeing what next year’s prize brings!
|Embedding English and Maths
Practical strategies for post-16 tutors to embed and develop English and maths skills in their teaching while engaging and motivating learners.
|Terry Sharrock is a qualified teacher and Ofsted inspector. He has worked in education for 30 years, both in this country and the USA. He has taught literacy and numeracy in schools, colleges and adult and community learning for over 25 years. Terry was a coach and cohort leader on the National Teaching and Learning Change programme, designed to improve the teaching of literacy and numeracy in a number of contexts. He runs his own successful educational consultancy and regularly carries out observations of teaching and learning for a range of providers as well as staff training on embedding maths and English.|
|Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor
An essential text for pre-service and in-service trainees and existing practitioners in further education focusing on delivering outstanding personal tutoring and coaching.
|Ben Walker has co-responsibility for the personal tutoring and coaching of learners at The Sheffield College and is an English lecturer and teacher trainer. Prior to this he was a full time English lecturer for several years and then head of department for English.
Andrew Stork is a marketing lecturer and teacher trainer who has co-responsibility for the personal tutoring and coaching of learners at The Sheffield College. He previously worked in marketing management and consultancy roles before retraining. Since then, he has taught in secondary schools and further education colleges delivering business education and teacher training courses.