1. Explain the purpose of the following types of assessment in learning and development • Initial Assessment • Formative Assessment • Summative Assessment Formative Assessment Initial assessment provides the information needed to plan an individual’s learning and improve their chances of learning effectively. Without it, there are only assumptions. It’s always possible to make some predictions about learners from an application form or selection test, but it’s an insecure basis for planning. Learners themselves bring assumptions about learning based on the past, and some of these may get in the way of looking ahead to a new way of learning.
One of the key responsibilities I feel for a teacher is to provide information, wisdom. In order to share their knowledge and understanding of a subject or topic a teacher needs to have a deep understanding of the topic that they are teaching. However alongside this a teacher should not claim to know it all, and be willing to learn from their students. ‘Knowledge may be seen as a level of awareness, consciousness or familiarity gained by experience, learning or thinking.’ (Jarvis 1987). It is important that the teacher appreciate any input from their students, whether the answer is correct or not.
It can leave the participant feeling bad with seemingly no way forward. Verbalising and exploring a learners thoughts can assist them gain a positive perspective of their own work and ability and will also help identify problem areas, therefore providing both the teacher and the learner with the ability to develop e.g. asking a learner where they think they did well and where they think they could improve. Some situations in which constructive feedback is required can include; ongoing performance discussions, providing specific performance pointers, following up on teaching discussions, providing correct guidance, providing a learner with consequences of their behaviour. Clues at when constructive feedback is needed can be when a learner asks for your opinion on how they are doing, this can be a 'cry for help' from a learner.
Role playing is another method to ensure the new information is retained by trainees. Determine how this information was learned originally and what types of changes have occurred with technology. Analyze different methods of training and how it will be understood by trainees. Recall important facts, definitions, dates, and names
As a teacher, one of the main roles is to motivate your learners to develop their ability and aspiration to learn. Some may read about delivering training and facilitating learning , but in reality a teacher does much more than that. A teaching role is not just about teaching your subject or preparing learners for assessment. The focus of a teaching role relates very much to inspiring learners to change and develop their personal, social and professional skills to the best of their ability. In this respect, the ultimate aim is to enable learners to understand how to take responsibility for their own development.
This would be best covered within the second half of the course of study as they should have become familiar with using the action plan and reflecting on own progress. M2 requires learners to analyse the importance of attaining targets they have set themselves within their action plan. Learners should discuss how working towards the targets identified within their action plan has impacted positively on their performance/ development, or perhaps identify where the targets were unachievable and required changing to ensure progression. D1 requires learners to evaluate the changes made in response to ongoing reflection, giving thought to how the targets and goals have had a positive impact on personal development and considering reasons why, when changes have not impacted positively; therefore this information could follow on from learners’ evidence when completing M2. This assignment should be added to the learners PDP’s.
The learning key for the LP is to give specific, clear instructions, clear expectations and support. The LP wants more than theory. They like concrete examples and a track to run on. The LP may be a little apprehensive in a group learning sessions that require interactive behavior. The discomfort felt can affect knowledge acquisition.
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”.
I feel it is important to take into account the personalities of the children, as learning may be inhibited if one child is particularly domineering or intimidating. It is also necessary to look at the subject being taught and be flexible in the grouping of children. I personally feel that for subjects such as Literacy and Numeracy, where there is pressure for academic success the children should be split into ability groups. I feel by working in ability groups, the children are still able to support each other and there is still a hint of Vygotsky’s ZPD theory being practised, as there is still a range of abilities within an ability group and the more able of one particular ability group, can support the others in the group. It is important to remember that no one child is the same as another, even if they are classified as being of similar ability.
: reflective account, question and answer, case study and other evidence. (if you are a learn direct candidate refer to the reading resources on your account to support with the terms, vocabulary and key wards) Learning Outcomes The learner will: 1) Understand what is required for competence in own work role Assessment Criteria The learner can: 1.1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own role My responsibility to contribute to a safe environment means more than simply being aware of these potential hazards. I must take steps to check and deal with any sources of risk. I have to make sure I use the systems and procedures correctly and reporting flaws or gaps in the systems, equipment or procedures in use Give an example from your work place: In my work place I make sure that there is safety of individuals using the facilities and a safe environment 1.1.2 Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out The standard that influence the way the role is carried out is improving skill and knowledge. In order for me to achieve this I