• Analyses the role of initial assessment in the learning and teaching process.
• Describe and Evaluate different methods of initial assessment for use with learners.
• Analyze ways in which sessions plans can be adapted to the individual needs of the learners.
• Identify and evaluate opportunities for learners to provide feedback to inform practice.
• Identify and liaise with appropriate and relevant parties to effectively meet the needs of the learners.
Analyze the role of initial assessment in the learning and teaching process.
The role of initial, assessment in the learning environment and teaching process is to identify different kinds of information from learners prior to their course. This information will determine how best to teach your subject in a way that meets the different learning styles, the level in which the course is delivered, planning and development for the learners, where the learners should start by identifying previous qualifications, their knowledge and skills and if they require any additional support. Petty advises (2009:532) “Teachers carryout initial and diagnostic assessments, sometimes called assessing learners needs, for a number of reasons for example to help them with initial advice and guidance with enrolment and to help them design the program they teach. This assessment is also an integral part of tutorial systems, learning support systems and so on.
Describe and evaluate the different methods of initial assessment for the use with learners.
There are many different methods of carrying out initial assessments these can include, formal and informal interview, literacy, numeracy and ICT minimum core tests, questionnaires, enrolments and application forms, activities, role plays and group discussions. An interview can take place between the teacher and the learner, giving them the opportunity to address any information or concerns
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