UNIT 012 Principles of assessment in lifelong learning Main methods of assessments in life long learning are: academic (knowledge) and vocational (performance). Dependent on the subject, the assessment method may need to be adapted, using and adapting both these type assessments will ensure that the students acquire optimum achievement during my lesson. To decide which of these is most appropriate, the assessment cycle will be used: • Initial assessment - used to identify if my students already know something about the subject to be assessed and the needs of my students (for example more support). • Assessment planning - used to plan the suitable types and method of assessment following relevant organisational guidelines. • Assessment activity - to determine this, the method could be assessorled like completing questioning or student-led like gathering evidence of competence.
As a teacher, my primary responsibility is to ensure that learners are enrolled onto the correct course, in terms of meeting their needs, abilities and aspirations. Further to this, I need to ensure that my learner is on the appropriate course in terms of meeting their award and organisational requirements. In order to do this I will probably have responsibility for the following: promoting a safe and supportive learning environment; promoting equality and diversity; adhering to key legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice; modelling professional behaviour at all times to inspire my
Pupils must be familiar with learning objectives, outcomes and success criteria and feel confident in how to interpret them. Pupils should be involved in the target setting and assessment of their work. ( c) The learning support practioner Should be fully aware of the learning objectives. Will advise teachers of pupils who may need additional or consolidation work in order to enable them to achieve outcomes. Lead guided group sessions for explicit formative assessment opportunities.
Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards As a teaching assistant I can refer to various standards which explain the expectations in regard to my job role. First of all I could refer to my job contract and job description for clear guidelines about my role. My job description outlines 4 main areas as expected as my main duties. There is support for the pupils, which would include duties such as establishing and maintaining positive relationships with our pupils. I should provide specific support to the pupils while supporting learning activities.
In this write-up, I will seek to explain the ways in which I could establish ground rules with learners, which strengthens behaviour and respect for others. In doing this, I will be explaining what ground rules are and why they are necessary. How best they can be established and also ensure that students take ownership of rules by putting responsibility on them. Ground rules can be defined as terms which govern the working relationship between the school/teacher and its learners. According to Jo Budden “good classroom management depends a lot on how you establish ground rules at the beginning of the course”.
Formative Assessment in tracking learner progress Formative assessment (assessment for learning) is engaged during a course or programme. This is the type of assessment used and it allows teachers to adjust targets and objectives to suit the student until they develop skills and become more confident. Formative assessment is usually informal (Formative informal) and can take place at any time during the teaching and learning process. Feedback from formative assessment will be beneficial to both student and teacher as it not only allows the student to recognize their success and look at areas for development but it allows the teacher to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and look to improve on future sessions. Formative assessment is often seen as being motivational as it can be seen as a review rather than an assessment.
(CEC 4.4) • Design instruction to meet student needs. (CEC 4.5) • Select, adapt, create, and use curricular materials. (CEC 7.4) Relevancy of Task to Teacher Candidate Students must be able to implement research-based lesson plans which reflect accommodations and modifications for learners with disabilities. Assessment: Student Prompts/Teacher Directions 1) Individual: Teaching for Exceptionalities (Benchmark Assessment) a) General Practicum information: Students’ practicum experiences should follow the practicum experience requirements, including the diversity and hour requirements for this course on the Practicum Placement Form found in the Student Success Center, Colleges, College of Education, and Teacher Preparation Programs Practicum/Field Experience Manual i) Students should fill out the Practicum Placement Form and Observation Record. Complete
Danielle Gallagher Unit 303 Support learning activities Outcome 1 Contribute to planning learning activities 1.1 Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities Although the class teacher is primarily responsible to plan, deliver and review all learning activities for the class, a teaching assistant can work alongside the teacher and make contributions that can improve the teachers plan, alter the delivery to make it more effective for pupil attainment and extend the teachers initial review. “Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process” and is vital in my role as a teaching assistant. I aim to describe how I aide the teacher to plan and deliver lessons and how I give feedback to the teacher about individual pupils, in order for the teacher make improvements in her planning and to be able to target individual children that are struggling. I will also give an example at the end to show how I effectively assisted in planning, delivery and the review of a lesson. Planning - the teacher will ask her staff to look over her planning and to give an opinion on it, if the staff feel there could be any improvements then they will tell the teacher.
UNIT 2 - Support learning activities 1.1 Describe how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant you will contribute with the teachers to planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant time should be made to discuss and review pupils’ work with teachers, this can be formal or informal. Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process. EVALUATING TEACHING - Supporting the teacher in delivering the plan with a child or group of children.
You should use these to cross-reference your work. Q1.Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the: a) planning, b) delivery, and c) review, of learning activities. Answer a) Planning: A learning support practitioner contributes to planning of the short term plans these are for the week or day and will incorporate learning objectives and state how the class or group will be organised. Contributing in your own way by putting forward suggestions of your own, particularly if you support an individual pupil. The teacher assistant and teacher should plan together so that you are clear from the outset what you will be doing and are given the opportunity to put forward your own ideas.