Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Theory Assignment 1
Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle.
My roles, responsibilities and boundaries seem to be ever changing qualities that are updated and changed constantly using the teaching/training cycle. The teaching/training cycle incorporates five key areas that I apply to my role as a teacher. The five areas are:
Identifying needs and planning
The initial “need” is set out by the company for which I work and is established each time a new employee is hired. With this need in my mind following on from a new learner assessment, I am able to design, deliver, assess and evaluate each individual learning journey.
My role as defined by the company is to coordinate and deliver the new employee training program for The Corporation in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In a much broader sense, my real role is to ensure that I meet with each new employee (the learner) and develop an individual training journey which will take them to their key objective. This key objective is to be safe to work solo in the various hospitals around the country.
In terms of the teaching training cycle this means that my role is to assess each individual learner to ascertain what they already know and what they need to know. In essence to take them from “unconscious incompetence” to “conscious competence” This is, of course done by using the teaching/training cycle though the design of new materials, by delivering the training using those materials, by assessing progress and by learning from that which does not work to redesign and improve each subsequent learning journey.
It is my responsibility to ensure that every learner that joins our company is treated equally and fairly irrelevant of their background and that through the use of learning plans, lesson plans and...
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