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National occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning in schools

Level 2 Core/Mandatory Units STL1 Provide support for learning activities

UNIT SUMMARY
Who is this unit for?
This unit is for those who support the teacher in providing learning activities.

What is this unit about?
This unit is about the support provided to the teacher and pupils to ensure effective teaching and learning. It involves agreeing with the teacher what you will do to support planned learning activities, providing the agreed support and giving feedback to the teacher about how well the activity went. The learning activities may be for individual pupils, groups of pupils or the whole class. However your contribution to supporting the learning activities is likely to involve you working only with individuals or small groups. The learning activities may be delivered in the classroom or any setting where teaching and learning takes place such as field studies, educational visits, extended hours provision and study support arrangements.

This unit contains three elements:
1.1 1.2 1.3 Support the teacher in planning learning activities Support the delivery of learning activities Support the teacher in the evaluation of learning activities

Linked units
STL6 Support literacy and numeracy activities STL8 Use information and communication technology to support pupils’ learning STL1 1 Contribute to supporting bilingual/multilingual pupils STL18 Support pupils’ learning activities STL23 Plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning activities under the direction of a teacher STL24 Contribute to the planning and evaluation of teaching and learning activities Place in qualifications This unit is a mandatory unit in the level 2 NVQ/SVQ in supporting teaching and learning in schools. Origin of this unit This unit is a revised version of unit 2-3 from the national occupational standards for teaching and classroom assistants (2001).

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National occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning in schools

Glossary of terms used in this unit
Difficulties potential barriers and hindrances to your providing the required support for the planned learning activities, such as inadequate time or the need for additional expertise and/or development providing the teacher with information about:  the pupils’ response to the learning activity  the materials used  your contribution to supporting the activity Learning activities the learning activities planned by the teacher for individual pupils, groups of pupils, or the whole class. The activities may relate to a single lesson or span several lessons, for example, as part of a topic, project or theme. They may be delivered in the classroom or any setting where teaching and learning takes place such as field studies, educational visits, extended hours provision and study support arrangements

Feedback

Learning resources materials, equipment (including ICT), software, books and other written materials (eg. handouts, worksheets), DVDs, etc. that are required to support teaching and learning Planning deciding with the teacher what you will do, when, how and with which pupils, to ensure that planned learning activities are implemented effectively. The plan may be recorded in writing by the teacher or yourself, or just agreed verbally between you

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National occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning in schools

STL1

Provide support for learning activities

1.1 Support the teacher in planning learning activities
Performance criteria
You need to: P1 offer constructive and timely suggestions as to the support you can provide to a planned learning activity identify and explain any difficulties you may...
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