City and Guilds 7303 PTLLS Award
Name of candidate: Lynne Shelley
Theory Assignment 4: Analyse different ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners, which underpin behaviour and respect for others In all teaching and training sessions ground rules are necessary to ensure that all learners have the same expectation of what they will learn, how it will be taught, what is expected of them, the environment it will be taught in and any necessary health and safety aspects. Gravells (2008:50) suggests that “A suitable learning environment is crucial to enable your learners to learn effectively. This involves not only the venue and resources used but your attitude and the support you give to your students.” Ground rules can be set in various ways and it may be fitting to apply different methods to suit the group being taught. Francis and Gould (2011:23) suggest that “the nature, size and maturity of the group may make one approach more appropriate than the others” Rules can be teacher/institution/ awarding body led, others are student led and some are negotiated between students and tutor. Some rules will be legislature imposed, such as any Health and Safety ones for example where the fire exits are or the wearing of safety equipment. Some will be as laid down by an awarding body e.g. City and Guilds to lay down the standard of work or teaching required. There is no room for negotiation on these and a clear delivery of them by the teacher / trainer is vital. Some students or even teachers may feel these are too rigid and that they have not been able to contribute to them; however these rules affect far more people than those in the class and will have strong justification (legal reasons or national laid down standards) for them. Other rules will be teacher imposed such as punctuality, handing in assignments on time, turning off of mobile phones, one contributor at a time, confidentiality. Students could feel that the teacher is being...
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