It can outline the basis for the partial development of the right learning needs and abilities and may also be constructive preliminary stage for future learning prospects There are many rationales why it’s significant to observe and assess pupils’ development. For example, to be able to recognize the broad choice of skills in all areas of pupils development. This will help teachers and teaching assistants to set out goals that need improving and building upon current skills to allow pupils to achieve their educational attainment at different levels. Moreover it is important to observe and assess in order to identify and comprehend the cycle of development in children. This understanding should be used to connect the hypothesis and theory with my own practice as a teaching assistant within the school.
Inclusive learning should promote positive behaviour and conduct. A teacher needs to recognise that learner comes with different learning styles and needs. Maslow stated unless certain need are met the learner cannot progress. Malsow ‘s hierarchy of needs theory is: Learners needs have to to be met in order for leaners to be involved and focused on their learning. For individual learning styles to be met, within a good learning sessions a teacher will ensure he/she takes a multi-sensory approach to teaching, this way each learner can work to the best of their ability.
CYP Core 3.2: Promote Child and Young person development 4.1 As a child care practitioner, the care and education that I extend to children, can make a difference to their overall development. In short how working practices are delivered in my setting can affect children development. As a reflective practitioner, I am able to effectively plan and work with children, always remembering that the child comes first and my work practice needs to be child centred. * I need to ensure that there is a proper balance of child-initiated and adult-initiated activities. * I need to ensure that that the balance of activities cover each of the aspects of learning in the curriculum but also building on each of the development areas.
My personal philosophy for learning and teaching in a multiage classroom blends not only my beliefs in learning but my beliefs in nurturing the whole child. When students are not dependent on their teacher to meet all their needs, they are empowered to take ownership of the classroom environment and to develop individual responsibility for the classroom community. The interplay between older and younger students in the same classroom can facilitate this development of self-directed behaviour as older students provide models for younger students. This is what takes place in a multiage classroom and I truly believe that this is what nurtures that whole child idea. I believe that children learn in different ways and have different interests, styles and paces which need to be celebrated.
It is important that the teacher appreciate any input from their students, whether the answer is correct or not. This openness will instil confidence and motivation from within the group and help their learning experience. To create a positive learning environment, with a clear structure, a teacher needs to have the ability to plan their lectures or sessions effectively. With clear goals and aims which match up with the curriculum. These lessons need to be creative, incorporate activities and techniques that will engage the learner.
Children come from communities, therefore it is also important for teachers to know a little about students’ social, economic and cultural background, and how these influence student motivation in the classroom. These differences that students come into the classroom with can be used as resources to help the teacher to enhance the teaching learning process, as she will be able structure activities that tap into their interests. Also, as long as students understand that their differences are respected, and that they have a responsibility to be a part of their learning, this can prove to be a great motivational factor. Understanding group dynamics is also key to determining
Using the Learner questionnaire as a guide I would collate all the information to aid me in designing the course. I would design a course that would cover all individual learning needs. I understand that all learners have a different preferred learning style whether it be visual auditory or kinaesthetic. I would consider what classroom layout would best suite my learner base and whether it conforms to current and required legislation. Secondly I feel the from my experience of going on many courses the environment you learn in can be a key factor.
Finally, keeping assessment tracking records, schemes of work and lesson plans are useful to promote effective teaching and learning, and provide a reference for the teacher to evaluate when considering and planning future courses. There are numerous types of records that the teacher should keep and maintain throughout the academic year. Records of work/training records allow the teacher to assess the work and training that has been covered to date. Pass rates and trends are also extremely useful to keep as they allow the teacher to evaluate the success of their teaching and the learners experience, which in turn will improve the quality of the
• It provide real‐world scenarios to help learners learn Role play can be effectively used in the classroom to provide real‐world scenarios to help learners learn. It can also help learners open themselves up to impressions and to put important facts into perspective. • It can enhance teaching strategies It can be used to prepare learners to adapt their speech to the role in hand, perhaps by trying to speak with an accent or using a different vocabulary . • It helps learners learn skills used in real‐world situations ( negotiation, debate, teamwork, cooperation, persuasion) Learners must take part actively in the discussion and the solution of problems, and to reporton what takes place. As a result, they learn important skills that can help them in real life situations.
Fulfilling the functions of a teacher means that the teacher is also actively engaged in learning. Learning about themselves, the changes in their field, the expectations of the community and society and most importantly learning about their students and ways of enabling their students to grow and develop. The role of the teacher has many facets but that of facilitating student learning is very important. This paper addresses the role of teacher as facilitator and its importance for student learning. The role of the teacher in the overall context can be represented diagramatically as shown in Diagram 1.