Introduction In this assignment I am going to cover the role of the teacher, the responsibilities that they have in the education and training environment. I will also discuss how to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for your learners. To end the essay I will discuss the relationship teachers have with other professionals who work in the education and training arena. The teaching role and responsibilities in education and training 1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education A teacher adopts many roles within the learning environment and has many responsibilities. One of the key responsibilities I feel for a teacher is to provide information, wisdom.
In this respect, the ultimate aim is to enable learners to understand how to take responsibility for their own development. Teachers can do this by planning and preparing teaching and learning activities that take account of the needs and well-being of individual learners as well as groups of learners. Some key aspects of a role as a teacher may be: carrying out initial and/or diagnostic assessments; clear communication with your learners, other professionals and stakeholders; promoting appropriate behaviour and respect for others; identifying and meeting individual learners’ needs; being aware of the support mechanisms available; being organised; being reflective, which means learning from successes as well as mistakes. What are my responsibilities as a teacher? 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.
UNIT 307 1.1 One of the main roles of any class teacher is to monitor the achievements and assess the progress of each pupil and report their findings to both parents and other members of staff. This is an on-going process and in the role of teaching assistant you will support the teacher during this process. It is important to follow the lesson plan to ensure the objectives are clear to both you and the children to understand what needs to be achieved to enable the assessment to be measured correctly. It is important that you as a teaching assistant has the learning expected during a learning session explained to you by the teacher so you are able to deliver the learning properly. 1.2 The difference between FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE assessment is there are different strategies FORMATIVE assessment can be on-going; as a pupil learning takes place you can use different ways to measure.
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
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.
Keeping records is a very important reflexive tool for both teachers and learners in the educational setting. Accurate records taken throughout a course enables both teacher and students to continually reassess the effectiveness of the teaching/learning relationship by giving an ongoing measure against which to view learning objectives. Records indicate whether pupils have learnt what has been taught and are making sufficient progress with the course; who needs more help or is ready for more extensive work by assessing better or worse progress than expected; and whether teachers need to refine any aspects of their teaching by assessing successes or shortcomings where teaching needs to be strengthened. Attendance data taken on a close protection course gives an idea of where students may fall behind with learning outcomes through non attendance. Identifying non attendance could indicate a problem external to the teaching setting which may benefit from referral to other professionals or could point to students’ dissatisfaction with the teaching style which could be addressed by reassessing the teaching methods used in order to promote more inclusive practice.
At the same time, students are treated with decency by believing in their capacity to learn. Finally, students are evaluated based on the objectives of the course. These conclusions imply that teachers should be entirely devoted to their professions and fields of study in order to be effective educators. I do not believe that it is possible to teach effectively if one lacks interest and expertise in the subject. This
Question 2: Evaluate own roles and responsibilities in the lifelong learning sector. Review your roles and responsibilities in identifying and meeting the needs of learners Answer: The role of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector should be to meet the needs of the learner, the organisation and the needs of regulatory bodies. However, the bulk of the role of a teacher in lifelong learning rests on meeting the needs of the learner which borders on playing the role of a learning facilitator. By doing this, the tutor will enable learners to successfully achieve their goals. To better understand this aspect of the role of the teacher, one would have to understand the teaching and learning cycle The teaching and learning cycle The teaching and learning cycle enables training to be effective if all the stages in the cycle if followed through.
Task 1 Part A 1.3.1 – Explain own responsibilities in maintaining a safe and supporting learning environment It is important to create a safe and supportive learning environment for students, and as teachers we must be aware of our responsibilities for creating and maintaining this environment. One way we can achieve this is by using the first lesson of a new course as an opportunity for students to introduce themselves, share their goals and establish common concerns. One way of achieving this is through the use of ‘ice-breakers’. The use of pair work, small group and whole class activities can also help students to establish relationships with one another. Students should be encouraged to feel comfortable asking any questions and it should be established that anything raised on the classroom will not be shared outside of the class group.
I believe that part on being culturally aware in the classroom teacher must build knowledge of what the student bring into the classroom. This concerns areas of the students’ life, students’ family, students’ community, and the students’ cultural background. In this we dive into a deeper level of commitment with our students giving them the message that we as teacher are not here just to be another authority figure, but we are here to be an understanding mentor that is aiding in the process of their growth. Doing so would call teachers to challenge their student on an individual level. With this challenge on the individual level, teachers should begin to learn the background of their students, with this new gained knowledge; know how to approach challenging each student in a different way that best suites the student.