Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Unit 002 – Understand inclusive learning and teaching in Lifelong Learning
Angie Alvarez Lorza
1.1 Summarise Learning and teaching strategies used in own specialism
Within my own specialty field having a variety of teaching methods and strategies to potentiate learning is an absolute requirement.
The field caters to people from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of education so it must be flexible and adaptable enough to appeal to its varied audience.
It is usually taught following a mix of teaching methods that focus on different learning strategies, and can be identified as being an “Interactive Lecture” with some slight variations.
It usually starts with a short lecture that lasts for approximately 15 minutes and usually contains a metaphor, as a way of introducing the subject and determining the boundaries by which the session is going to be ruled and also a list of natural examples, that is, situations or contexts where the particular topic being taught could be applied.
Demonstrations follow so as to allow the students to familiarize themselves with the concepts to be studied in any given class, and also to give them the opportunity to see first hand what the topic being demonstrated means and gives them a rough idea of what steps are to follow. These demonstrations usually take only form 5 o 10 minutes and can be demonstrated by the teacher on a voluntary student or it can occur in the form of Video, where another teacher or practitioner of the craft demonstrates the topic of the class.
Discussion between the students about what they have seen, is a very useful part of assimilating what has been observed in the demonstration and it is also a way to check and evaluate if the students have understood what was going on during the demonstration and check if they have been able