Ptlls 1 L4

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PTLLS – Assignment 1
Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching /training cycle. My aim in this assignment is to examine what role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teacher/training cycle. According to Wilson (2009), roles are functions of a teacher, which are, planning and preparing for the class, developing interesting ways to deliver the lesson, assessing the impact of learning, ensuring safe learning environment, marking work, feedback, record keeping. The teaching/ training cycle consists of five phases. The initial stage is ‘Identifying Needs’. I am the assessor, reviewer; sign poster. It is my responsibility to identify the needs of learners usually based on their social, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional needs. I ask previous teachers, look at the ROA, Use a VARK test to see what different learning styles (visual, auditory read/write and kinaesthetic). Cooper (1996) as cited in Wilson (2009)analysed peoples learning preferences, following the assumption that most learning occurs through the left side of the brain (noted for logic and order) yet by using the right side of the brain (noted for creativity), learning could be enhanced. I must provide an appropriate learning environment. I must set professional boundaries in the teacher/learner relationship. I must know where my professional role stops and refer them onto someone else if the learner has any financial, personal issues. The second stage of teaching cycle is ‘Plan and Design’. I am the planner, designer, reviewer, scheduler. I plan and design a course which meets the learner’s needs and the course requirements. It is also my responsibility to write the syllabus for the course ensuring that all learning outcomes, aims and objectives are met. Several factors need to be considered, for example the aims and objectives, time and resources available for delivery and how learning is...
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