Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle. (Recommended word count 300-500 words.)
Identify Needs; with a new group of learners it is appropriate to start by identifying their needs; Flemming (1987) noted three different styles of learning, visual, kinaesthetic and aural, and in order to know which method(s) to use to benefit my students the first lesson will centre around discussions on what they already know, what resources I use that they are familiar with, and a learning style questionnaire which will give me an insight into how each student is best able to learn. ‘You will have professional boundaries within which to work and it’s important not to overstep these.’ (Gravells, 2010: 11) As a teacher I must remain professional, maintain confidentiality, and be aware of when the proverbial line is being over-stepped. I will have professional guidelines to adhere to in my place of employment and will need to consider what is realistic in terms of my environment and resources, for example, group activities may not be achievable if I have few students or a small teaching environment. Plan and Design; I will be formulating session plans based on the needs of the learner(s) and of the syllabus requirements, with aims and objectives for each lesson, considering what needs to be taught, how, and what resources will be used and if they are available to me; using a variety of resources (projectors, dry-wipe boards, hand-outs) and activities (quizzes, practical’s) and delivering in a positive manner can provide interesting, motivating and inclusive environment for the students. Deliver and Facilitate; I will have primarily planned a scheme of work for the course, and session plans for each lesson outlining my objectives, resources and activities; if a problem arises with either the environment (i.e. resources not available) or the learners (i.e. absences if I have prepared group...
References: Gravells, A., 2010. Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, (3rd edition) Glasgow, Bell & Bain Ltd.
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