Copyright Student Coursework A percentage of the price you paid for this work will be passed on to the author. Institution: City & Guilds Course: 6302 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector PTLLS Unit: 1 Task: Theory 1 Words: 1231 Title: Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle.
As a teacher in Beauty Therapy I would have many roles and responsibilities some of which can be lesson planning, identifying a students needs and referring students to other agencies or services, to set goals and motivate students, understand and respect students, attend meetings so I can keep up to date with relevant guide lines and legislation relating to my subject in which I teach, to name just a few. Teachers require many skills and qualities such as knowledge in the subject in which they teach, confidence, being organised and trustworthy.
I also have a duty of care to my students to look after their health and safety in the environment in which I teach. I have to set boundaries within which to work, in order to keep my student/teacher relationship on a professional level and to be able to deliver quality teaching within a safe environment. In terms of the training cycle a teachers’ role and responsibilities involve the following: Identifying needs It is essential I find out the needs of the subject and students in order to plan lessons.
Students’ needs should be established from interviews, application forms, ice-breakers etc. Any special requirements can be picked up at this stage and planned for e. g. dyslexia, dysphasia and also any disabilities which may influence class location e. g. access, specialised equipment etc. I will discuss with the student what he or she wants to achieve and how to go about this, the objectives are the steps taken to attain this outcome. It is important to know a students needs in order to do a suitable lesson plan.
I will treat each and every student as an individual with respect to their own individual needs for example if a student needs extra support from another source I need to be able to tell them where they can get the support they require. I need to make sure all resources and facilities are available to the students when they need them. Identifying needs and an understanding of my students as well as good communication is essential to successful teaching, whether it be with primary age children, GCSE level students to further education students wanting to gain skills relevant to their work or wishing to embark on a areer change. “Variety in teaching and learning will ensure that your sessions are meeting individuals’ needs and are addressing different ps of attention” (Wilson L 2008 : 38 ) It is forbidden to copy or resell this work without written permission Http://www. studentcoursework. co. uk 1 Copyright Student Coursework A percentage of the price you paid for this work will be passed on to the author. Plan and Design The course content needs to relate to the syllabus and any constraints should be considered e. . time, resources, methods of delivery, variety, health and safety etc. Activities and resources should be tailored to the needs and level of the students whilst also being aware of individual needs. Activities should vary in order to keep my students interested and help them to learn progressively again, health and safety issues need to be taken into account when performing any activities and also availability of resources.
There may be a need for a risk assessment if the activities include a field trip and resources may need to be booked in advance e. g. IT equipment, transport. “when delivering learning, plan tasks in a logical order, relating theory to practice and involve students with their own experiences. Always state clearly what you are going to do and why. Recap and summarise topics, repeat key words and ask questions to check learning. Try not to do too much or complicate your delivery as knowledge takes time to be assimilated.
Keep things simple“. (Garvells A 2007 : 6 ) Deliver / Facilitate When planning and delivering I will need to acknowledge and respect the individual needs of a student, and where more help and support is needed students can be referred to Learner services for the appropriate support. I will deliver lessons in a way my students will understand. My Knowledge transfer is important to any student. I shall make sure a student understands the information I am delivering and I will do so in a way which an individual student will understand.
I need to be flexible with my techniques a lesson plan is only a guild and I may have to make adjustments as I deliver. I will aim to motivate my students and encourage students to participate in discussions and debates, ask them to share their knowledge and experiences. I need to manage my time well and keep to my goals and enjoy each lesson. “Ensure that every lesson includes methods that appeal to visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners. Follow a structured style introduction, middle and an end. ” ( Wilson L 2008: 169 ) Assess I will be constantly assessing from the very first application form which is completed.
Every lesson is an assessment and as the teacher I will be looking for each and every ones input into the lesson. Questions and answers are relevant when assessing it is a way of knowing whether my students are absorbing and understanding the information which I am delivering to them. Without questions and answers assessing would be impossible. There are different ways of assessing it can be achieved by means of written tests, verbal tests or discussions, performing activities as a group or as an individual, assignments and projects.
I should always be fair with my assessments and explain to my student if there are any issues with the assessment. I will explain why I have failed him/her, be open to constructive criticism and don’t take things personal if a student disagrees with me. Also know my boundaries, there is no favouritism, I will encourage feed back and keep records ranging from a register to IPL’s and records of achievement which can be used to track a students progress and development as well as a way of evaluating.
It is forbidden to copy or resell this work without written permission Http://www. studentcoursework. co. uk 2 Copyright Student Coursework A percentage of the price you paid for this work will be passed on to the author. Evaluate It is important to evaluate the learning process in order to ascertain its effectiveness. It helps to identify any problem areas and highlight where improvements can be made. Evaluation can be via feedback from students at the end of a lesson.
It can also be in the form of self evaluation and reflective practice in order to help development and improve on teaching skills. I will encourage my students to keep a journal as this will help me and my student to identify their progress, their highs and lows in specific areas of their course. You can also recognise some ones stronger areas and their weaknesses allowing you to give them support in the areas that need that extra input and praising them for the areas which they have excelled.
This also reflects on my delivery skills as a teacher allowing me to have the opportunity to touch up on my skills or areas in which students find challenging. It maybe I need to deliver this in a different way for a particular student to understand, resulting in a better method of teaching. Evaluation helps you look at things from a bigger picture, as course work comes together I will become aware if a student is falling behind or keeping up with the pace of the course in which I may want to change my methods of delivery or my lesson plan to suit the student.
This brings me back round to the beginning stage of the cycle again where I can reassess and reflect before starting the whole cycle again. Improvements and changes can then be made if necessary. References Gravells A. (2008) Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Third addition. Learning Matters Ltd Wilson L. (2008) Practical Teaching a guild to PTLLS & CTLLS Delmar It is forbidden to copy or resell this work without written permission Http://www. studentcoursework. co. uk 3
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