PTLLS Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector Level 3 Award
Depending on the organisation, your role, responsilbities and boundaries as a teacher will depend on five areas of the teaching/learning cycle. The purpose of the cycle is to educate, communicate, and motivate students to learn.
Identifying the learners needs
Role of the teacher is to identify the individual needs of the students. The teacher’s responsibility is to attend organisational events. These are informal meetings, where the learners may be given advised on the relevant courses to suit their qualification and needs .The teacher may also ask the student to attend a formal intererview. This may involve a skills test which could identify areas of weakness, either numeracy or literacy. The purpose of this is not to exclude students, but to offer support where nesaccary. Planning the Teaching Session
The role of the teacher is to decide what is required to enable teaching to take place. Their responsibility is to follow a syllabus from an awarding body or from a non accredited programme, both of these a workbook will be provided .This will give guidelines on the courses. The teacher is also responsible for producing a scheme of work. The frame work for this may include the following, who will attend the session, aims and objective, activities required and resources needed. Facilitating
The next stage is facilitating, or enables learning. The teacher’s role is to, communicates appropriately, conforms to a code of conduct, establish grounds rules, maintain a duty of care, and teach in a way that is inclusive and engaging using a variety of teaching methods. The teacher’s responsibility is to communicate effectively. This can be achieved through several methods. Oral, Written, and non-verbal which is body lanquage. All teachers must follow a Code of Professional Practise. This is based on seven behaviours .Professional integrity, respect, reasonable care, professional practise, criminal offence disclosure, and responsibility during any investigations. The organisation which employs the teacher may have a similar a code of conduct, which will cover similar behaviours, including health and safety requirement and disciplinary procedures. The teacher must also set ground rules; these may include deal with eating and drinking within the classroom, and respecting others views and beliefs. Further responsibilities will be providing a safe working environment; this will be complying with health and safety guidelines. To enable learning the teacher may choose several methods to encourage learning. Pedagogy teaching is often the formal approach to learning; this may include the teacher giving, lectures, demonstration, and presentations. This style is often seen as the traditional teaching approach, where the learner has limited involvement. The other teaching method is called andragogical. Here the student is at the centre of any learning. With the use of open questions during any session the student becomes more actively involved and therefore takes ownership of their learning. This method is often referred to as coaching Assessing
Here the role is to assess what learning is taking place. The teacher’s responsibility is to assess any barriers the student may have to learning, this may be known at the beginning of the course, or understood during, the teacher may then offer any support where required. As the awarding body will require the teacher to assess the student’s level of learning, the teacher will still need to decide what methods of assessment are required. This may...