Role and Responsibilities, and Boundaries of Own Role as a Teacher

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Role and responsibilities, and boundaries of own role as a teacher

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
PTLLS level 4
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PCM2U
07/01/2012
The role of the teacher is to provide a suitable learning environment for the students every need. This is done through careful planning and good resources. You are responsible for the learning of every student that is in your care. This could include going that extra mile to make sure that all aids and resources are put into place. In my own experience of teaching my most important role is to plan and prepare each session with a range of activities that will help the learner progress further. Being responsible for learners has its limits, in a pre 16 post the care of the student is in your responsibility, however as they mature and are at the adult age your responsibilities stay the same but only in the learning environment. If we look back to our own experiences in education, in primary, secondary and college we were always pushed to achieve our targets and goals set by our teachers. Attendances to lessons were a must to be able to achieve. We were shown compassion and care in our learning environments. When we progressed into university it changed into being responsible for our own. This being because we were at the stage of being adults on an adult learning course and were responsible for ourselves and our own learning environments.

Roles of a teacher
The main role of a teacher is to ensure that they have produced a clear and good introduction of the chosen course. This should be outlining the duration and the units which need to be covered for the course. The teacher is able to gain this information from the college or organization in which they are representing. As a teacher you should be able to be versatile in dealing with different kind of learners. For example some students may need extra support with their learning and if this is the case this can be early detected during the initial assessment at the enrolment of the course, if not it can be given at the beginning of the course. Having an initial assessment can also ascertain prior learning and skills. Another role which should be followed as a teacher is planning learning, this will consist of what will be taught and when. Lessons plan are key to good delivery of curriculum and a smooth running lesson, it is a good idea to have a contingency plan in place also. Responsibilities of a teacher

There are several responsibilities that needed to be maintained as a teacher, an example of this would be ensuring that the learners are learning. An example of practice for this would be testing the learner were you think is necessary, this could be with a short test or could just be some questions and answers. Ongoing assessments and course work is a good tool to used to check that what you are teaching is being learnt correctly and at the same speed at the other students. By monitoring student learning it can also help keep a record of student they could be struggling or lacking behind. Another responsibility for teachers is having realistic aims for session plans according to the syllabus. Whilst planning this it is a good time to check over the required units that need to be taught and plan session plans according to duration of the course. A teacher needs to spread the units over into realistic time sessions. This will help the course run smoothly and the students will gain all the information which is needed. Aims and objectives need to be placed out during teaching also a good way to remember this would be:

S -Specific - The layout of things should be clear and relate to one thing at a time
M -Measurable - Means how students will learn in the time given
A -Achievable - To gain and succeed the qualification
R - Realistic - Relevance to subject
T - Time limited -A fixed time to order to gain good deliverance of the course Boundaries of teaching

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