Unit 001: Essay on the Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning.
This is an analysis of roles, responsibilities and relationships in Lifelong Learning; by defining them in the context of teaching, and explaining the importance of promoting appropriate behaviour in the classroom.
I will explore teachers responsibilities for identifying and meeting the needs of learners by encouraging and enabling all learners to reach their full potential; roles and responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity; relationships between teachers and other professionals, identifying boundaries and reviewing points of referral to appropriate support persons/agencies to meet the needs of learners; responsibilities for establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment; and compliance with key aspects of legislation and codes of practice relating to the role of teachers.
There are numerous roles and responsibilities are numerous that teachers will undertake daily. According to Wilson (2009), roles describe functions of teachers. These could include: planning and preparation for the running of the class; designing different and interesting ways to deliver the lesson; assessing (evaluating) the impact of the learning and whether it has been transferred to the learner; maintaining a safe teaching/learning environment; marking the work of learners; giving constructive feedback; and record keeping. There is more detail on the types of records teachers need to maintain in the attached learning pack under ‘Teaching/training cycle’.
As well as compliance with legislation and regulations i.e. Health and Safety and those of awarding bodies regarding standards of work or teaching (where there is no room for negotiation), ground rules can be created in a variety of ways i.e. getting a group of learners to identify areas for consultation/debate, and