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This indispensable and fully revised new edition has been designed specifically to meet the needs of students on the Teaching Assistant Foundation Degree course, and provides a highly accessible overview of the modern Teaching Assistant'¬"s role Packed full of comprehensive yet thoroughly grounded advice and practical tasks, this book includes sections covering all the different ideas, situations and problems that a Teaching Assistant can expect to encounter, including: Personal professional development - helping Teaching Assistants to understand their role and workplace. Growth, development and learning - introducing the basic theories of human development and learning. Behaviour management - exploring strategies that encourage and support appropriate behaviour Today'¬"s curriculum - how learning takes place in literacy, mathematics, science and technology. Understanding inclusive education - exploring access, participation and additional needs for specific groups of young people. This new edition makes updates throughout in relation the Teaching Assistant'¬"s role. Taking into account the change in Government, the authors include a range of quotations and illustrations from day-to-day practice based on their own formal observations and provide a greater insight into the multiple roles of the teaching assistant. Each chapter provides exercises and reflective activities to embed the learning undertaken. Along with task lists, discussion points, ideas, summary points and notes on further reading, this textbook will be the essential companion for all Foundation Degree students. It will also be invaluable reading for any NVQ students and practising Teaching Assistants, as well as those who teach or manage them.