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  • Explaining Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory
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    Explaining Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory

    Psychologist Frederick Herzberg (1923-2000) published Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory in 1959. He is most famous for his work in understanding what motivates people. His theory is still studied to this day.

    For more motivational theories for your candidates see also Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and read up on how to give constructive feedback.

  • Charles Michel De L’épée, The Inventor of Sign Language
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    Charles Michel De L’épée, The Inventor of Sign Language

    In the 1500s a Benedictine monk called Pedro Ponce de Leon used signs to help him educate deaf Spanish students. This paved the way and the first formal sign language was developed by Charles Michel de l’Eppe in the 1700s.  His method was based on “teaching deaf people through the eye what other people acquire through the ear”.  So it was his vision that laid the foundation for the education of the deaf and dumb.

  • How the PTLLS became Award in Education and Training

    How the PTLLS became Award in Education and Training

    In all my years of teaching, I have never come across a qualification that has changed names so often, leading to so much perplexity. This modest little qualification has previously been known as many names despite changing surprisingly little in content or structure. As an educator, it is a bit of an annoyance when people (and fellow trainers!) cannot seem to remember the name of the qualification they are enquiring about. 

  • Plagiarism

    Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is the act of stealing work produced by some else.  This includes text, images, video, ideas, theories or even the structure of something.  Typically it is where someone copies text verbatim from a source.  They pass it off as their own without crediting either the source or the author.  Plagiarism is regarded as a fraud and therefore a criminal offense.

  • Effective Classroom Management Tips
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    Effective Classroom Management Tips

    Planning gives structure to how things work in a classroom; from ice-breaking to seating arrangements and further to assignments and grading. This also involves an understanding of student behaviours and relationships among classmates themselves. Teachers and students need to know what to expect from each other within the classrooms. The classroom management plan allows the teacher to focus on teaching along with engaging the students. 

  • VAK Learning Styles; A Model For Understanding Preferences

    VAK Learning Styles; A Model For Understanding Preferences

    The VAK model interprets the three ways through which people commonly learn things. While everyone uses a mixture of these three styles, usually one method is more dominant than others are. So what does the VAK model include?

    Students and teachers alike use various methods to study and learn. Making notes, reading books, using the internet and attending lectures are some of the many ways of learning.