Roles and Responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning Level 4
The following paper aims to review to key roles and responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning. The review will look in detail at the following areas: 1. I will aim to examine my own roles and responsibilities in lifelong learning 2. Understand the relationship between teachers and other professionals in lifelong learning 3. Identify my own responsibilities for maintaining a safe and learning environment. It is my view that for any teacher to be truly successful in the learning environment that a full understanding should be established of the group dynamics, such as personal characteristics, previous educational background and varying learning styles that suite each individual learner. It is widely recognised by many management theorists such as Honey and Mumford, 1982 and Kolb, 1984 that people have different learning styles some of which are influenced by personality type, others are influenced by previous experiences in life. “Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” (Kolb, 1984, p. 38). Therefore, research recommends that teachers should assess the learning styles of their students and adapt their classroom methods to best fit each student's learning style. My role when delivering training sessions within the work environment will begin by identifying the learners’ needs at the same time as trying to establish an environment built on clear two way communications to try and provide a safe, functional and trustworthy environment aiming to satisfy the basic physical and safety and belonging needs (Maslow, 1954). Moslow (1954) suggests that establishing the varying needs, values, drives and priorities of people is incredibly valuable to every individual and can be utilised in the learning environment to create an effective learning environment. I will also ensure that the IFL Code of Practice...
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