We use a quickscan, and VAK test which helps to determine the learner style, (Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic). From the results we can evaluate the correct level and course for the learner to be on and also if additional support is needed throughout the course. Support must be in place before during and after initial assessment. For me I have a LSA in the workshop with me to assist with the learners who may require it. Within the teaching role of my subject it is important I provide a safe learning environment for all students, ensuring that they all engage and participate actively in practical and theory lessons alike.
This understanding should be used to connect the hypothesis and theory with my own practice as a teaching assistant within the school. Furthermore, children’s behaviour, development and current skills should be observed to identify and assess their progression in order to plan tasks that are suitable towards individual needs. Question 2: Make a list of how to perform pupil observations When making
The steps for effectively planning learning activities is based on the 'pupils individual needs, abilities and interests'. Information gathered from one to ones, observation reports and assessments of the student will inform the learning materials used as well as the curriculum requirements outlined by the education standards organisation. The use of a continuous planning cycle will ensure that the pupils needs and the requirements of the school are met. I would use the following processes to plan learning activities. This includes; * Identifying individual learning needs via one to ones or through observations.
Formative assessment, or assessment for learning, enhances student learning and achievement and helps teachers improve instruction (Wiliam, 2005). Assessing students during class allows teachers to immediately identify misunderstandings and direct students towards reaching desired learning targets (Wiliam, 2005). There are many modes of formative assessment, both formal and informal, including observations, rich questioning, oral presentations, team projects, assignments, peer reviews and self-assessments (McMillan, 2011; Wiliam, 2005). We will discuss two important formative assessment tools specifically and how they enhance learning. Self-assessment To achieve success students need to grasp of what they are doing, how well they are doing it and, what they need to do to improve (Chappuis and Stiggins, 2002).
Summative assessments are also necessary to give feedback to the student if the feedback offered is adequate this can be also classed as formative assessment. Oral and written assessments will assess whether the learner can apply the knowledge taught within the lesson. The methods of assessment are observation, testing and questioning all assessment methods should maintain within the SMART targets. This means that they should be specific, measurable, achievable, and measurable and time bound. The summative assessment methods are generally used for credited learners which are defined by awarding bodies such as WJEC for example.
Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle. Identifying needs When planning sessions for learners it is vital that we consider each individual learners needs and the needs of the organisation. As Petty states ‘ each learner is unique and has individual needs. If the needs of our learners are discovered and met, the chances of success are greatly increased.’ (Petty 2004: 496) In addition to this it is vital that teachers know the relevant member of staff to refer students to, and what policies and procedures the organisation has in place. This will aid the teacher in acquiring the right support for learners within their education.
Describe the roles, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher in the teaching/training cycle Role, responsibilities and boundaries are evolving qualities within the teacher which are assessed and reflected upon using the teaching/training cycle; a cycle of assessment, planning and review. The main role of the teacher is to facilitate communication in such way that all students are encouraged to enter into wider debate surrounding the topic they have chosen. To ensure sessions’ aims and objectives are meaningful and applicable to students, the teaching role incorporates ongoing administration and assessment. Assessing varying learning styles within group and considering learner’s motivations and previous experiences helps identify various teaching methods that could be useful throughout the program. Sessions incorporating visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles ensure student’s have equal rights to learning and provide the opportunity to re-evaluate what is already known while exploring aims and objectives from a different perspective.
It is important to gather resources and information about the course to make appropriate planning. Once I identify any barriers or boundaries, I use different strategies through the lesson to help the students. My job is to encourage the students to share their experiences and to stimulate good communication and group work. I also have to
For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher. This gives me clear guidance and an objective when working with pupils, of what support I need to give in order to achieve the day’s targets. In the school environment, I am aware that I am acting as a role model to the children. How I communicate with colleagues, parents and pupils will reflect on how children will then communicate. It is important to adapt the way I communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles so that I can be understood easily.
Subsequently I should provide feedback to the teacher after the activity or lesson and inform the teacher on the children or child achievements and difficulties in the activity. By informing the teacher it enables them with their assessments of the children and to inform their future planning. Question 2: Describe your role in delivering learning activities. As a Teaching Assistant your role in delivering learning activities involves you assisting the teacher in setting up the classroom to meet the individual learning needs of each child in the class. To ensure that you provide