ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & RELATIONSHIPS IN LIFELONG LEARNING.
1. Understand own role & responsibilities in lifelong learning.
1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements & codes of practice relating to own role & responsibilities. 1.2 Analyse own responsibilities for promoting equality & valuing diversity. 1.3 Evaluate own role & responsibilities in lifelong learning. 1.4 Review own role & responsibilities in identifying & meeting the needs of learners.
2. Understand the relationships between teachers & other professionals in lifelong learning.
2.1 Analyse the boundaries between the teaching role & other professional roles. 2.2 Review points of referral to meet the needs of learners. 2.3 Evaluate own responsibilities in relation to other professionals.
3. Understand own responsibilities for maintaining a safe & supportive learning environment.
3.1 Explain how to establish & maintain a safe & supportive learning environment. 3.2 Explain how to promote appropriate behaviour & respect for others.
The aim of this unit is to develop my understanding of the roles & responsibilities of a teacher in lifelong learning & the relationship between different professionals in lifelong learning. I will also learn about taking responsibilities for maintaining a safe & supportive environment for learners.
1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements & codes of practice relating to own role & responsibilities.
Teachers always have to protect themselves and the best way to do it is to follow the rules of the code of practice. Being a teacher makes me automatically an example for my students therefore I must not discriminate, abuse (physically or verbally), dress inappropriate, and be late or messy.
The Code of Professional Practice comes in support of all teachers as guidance to how to be a good teacher. In a continually changing society the profession of teaching is becoming more complex and important. In order to keep up with the changes, I need to ensure that I meet the highest possible standards. Following this, I must be committed to my own professional learning, seeking to expand my skills and to deepen my knowledge as a teacher. Now I’m going to say a few words about some of the most important legislations that comply with in order to become a good teacher.
Confidentiality and Data protection Act (1998) are very important legislations for a teacher being linked to the Domains A and E from LLUK standards. Learners expect us to respect and protect confidentiality. This duty extends to any information relating to a learner which we acquire in the course of our work. Confidential information includes personal details. “Confidentiality can be defined as when one person receives personal or sensitive information from another person, then that person who receives the information has a duty not to pass it on to any other person without the consent of the person who confided in them.” As a professional teacher, I won’t share any information regarding my students unless the situation requires it. I’ll do my best to keep safe the information they are sharing with me and to gain their trust, if they will trust me then they’ll feel safe in my classroom.
“The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) is an act of the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament defining the ways in which information about living people may be legally used and handled. The main intent is to protect individuals against misuse or abuse of information about them.”
Equality and Diversity Act (2010) is another important legislation which is linked to every LLUK standard. In my opinion, knowing and understanding the Equality and Diversity Act is crucial for me as a teacher in order to assess every learners needs and to meet these needs. It is not easy...
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