a) Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the training cycle. The role, responsibilities and boundaries of the teacher are constantly developing qualities. The training cycle is a cycle of identifying needs, planning, delivering, assessing and evaluating. Using the training cycle the teacher will assess, review and adapt their style and approach. In terms of the training cycle the teacher’s role can be broken down into the following; identifying needs, planning and designing, delivering and facilitating, assessment and evaluation.
Before teaching commences the teacher should identify the needs of the centre and the needs of the learners. Teachers need to be aware of the resources and facilities available, the type of environment where teaching will be delivered and the needs of learners. Some learners may need additional support or special equipment. This type of information may be available from the learner’s application forms.
A key element of the teacher’s role is to plan and design. Teachers will prepare a scheme of work and produce session plans. Other planning might include the preparation of on-screen presentations and paper handouts based on the course syllabus. A new group of learners will require an introduction to the course, the centre and each other. An icebreaker activity can help new learners get to know each other help them to feel confident in a new environment. A tour of the site might also be useful.
To facilitate effective learning teachers will assess the various learning styles within the group and identify the learner’s previous experiences and motivations. Learning sessions that incorporate visual, auditory and kinaesthetic styles help to ensure that the needs of individuals are met effectively. Using a variety of methods will help in achieving this.
Assessment of learners will enable teachers to monitor the progress of individuals. This...
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