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Unit 008 Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning (level 4) Evaluate your roles and responsibilities in relation to the teaching cycle. How do you make your delivery inclusive and maintain a safe learning environment? What are your boundaries in relation to your learners and when and how would you refer learners to other professionals?
In my opinion the teacher is a purveyor of information and trusted to be the source of all knowledge. The teacher is the one who is in control of passing of knowledge to students.
The role of a teacher will include all or some of the duties listed below Evaluator
Manger of learning resources
Information and advice giver
Liaison with external bodies
There has been a dramatic change in traditional model of ‘chalk and talk’, to that of the modern approach of the teacher. Reece and Walker believe that, “the modern teacher is facilitator: a person who assists students to learn for themselves” (Reece & Walker 2002). As described by Gravells (2009) and Wilson (2009) the role of the teacher in the learning cycle is a constant ongoing process to impart knowledge. As a teacher we should be punctual, behave and dress appropriately and abide by the Institute of Learners Professional Code. Teacher should encourage all students to actively participate in the in the wider debate in the topic that is chosen....
References: Gravells, Ann – Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2009)
Petty, Geoff – Learning Today (2009)
Wilson, Linda – Practical Teaching (2009)
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