The role, responsibilities and boundaries are evolving qualities which are assessed and reflected upon using the teaching/training cycle; a cycle of assessment, planning and review. The roles, responsibilities and boundaries somewhat overlap within their definitions and with the application, however, simple examples are; • Role: - to deliver/facilitate the content.
• Responsibility: - to ensure Health & Safety is maintained. • Boundaries: - to know ones limitations and to be able to refer a learner on to someone more appropriate.
Firstly it is important to identify the training needs of the learners and of the organisation prior to delivering any training. The trainer is then able to clarify the content of what needs to be delivered, to whom and ascertain additional details such as the location where the training is to be delivered. Gaining an understanding of prior knowledge students may have is also beneficial as this helps to deliver the appropriate level of material for the course, so that it covers what the organisation requires and meets the needs of the learners. Using the above information it is now possible to plan the content of the course. Knowledge of where the training will be delivered is important to establish, as the environment and layout of the training/class room needs to be set up for the variety of learning approaches that a trainer will encounter, and can be set up to allow for flexibility and movement, for group work. Assessing varying learning styles within a group and considering learner’s motivations and previous experiences helps identify various teaching methods that could be useful throughout the program. Using the VARK theory • Visual
Sessions incorporating visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles ensures...