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 2 - Support learning activities 1.1 Describe how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant you will contribute with the teachers to planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant time should be made to discuss and review pupils’ work with teachers, this can be formal or informal. Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process. EVALUATING TEACHING - Supporting the teacher in delivering the plan with a child or group of children.
When assessing learning it is important to have an understanding of initial assessment, formative assessment and summative assessment. Initial assessment is about finding out the learner’s needs and particular learning requirements which should be done prior to the programme commencing to see if any support and guidance is required. It also involves ascertaining the learner’s particular learning styles, competence as well as gaining information on the learner’s prior knowledge and misconceptions through diagnostic assessments. It may also be beneficial to find out why the learner wants to take the course. Skills scans can be used to measure the skill level of the learner both vocationally and for employability.
Unit 1: Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector Section 1: Understand own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching. Explain your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher Role: the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation, Planner, designer, reviewer, scheduler, organiser, researcher etc. * Creating / facilitating opportunities for learning * Plan lessons, find and prepare materials, do research, assess learners and yourself * Keep records: lesson plans, attendance, assessment. Responsibilities: a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation It is the responsibility of the teacher to plan and design a course, which meets the needs of the learners and requirements of the course. Most teachers/trainers will be responsible for designing their own courses.
SPE 226 Educating the Exceptional Learner Benchmark Assessment Targeted Essential Learning Effective teachers implement lesson plans that utilize diversified strategies to meet the learning needs of students with varying degrees of cognitive abilities. Effective teachers are able to adapt instruction based on learner needs. (APTS 3, 9; INTASC 2; CEC 4, 7) Assessment Tool Selected Project a) Accommodations and Modification of Lesson Plan b) Report - Reflective Analysis Specific Performance/Task(s) • Implement lesson plans. (APTS 3.1) • Select and utilize best practice implementation strategies appropriate to different developmental levels. (APTS 3.7) • Implement differentiated strategies that address diverse learners.
Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities for the following areas : * literacy skills * numeracy skills * ICT skills * problem solving skills A learning support practitioner will contribute to the planning of an activity by firstly gaining a clear understanding of what the learning objective is and what the teacher wants the child to achieve from the activity. The practitioner will then find out the ability of the pupils they are working with and if they require any extra or specialist help , this then helps the practitioner provide the correct materials and equipment they need for the activity. A learning support practitioner would also contribute to planning as they will identify if pupils they are working with are likely to finish early and so can arrange with the teacher and additional sheets these children may need. An important part of planning would be for the practitioner to be aware of how much time they have to do the activity and can plan the activity to suit. A learning support practitioner will also be required to provide the teacher with feedback of the activity and the child's performance , so the practitioners should arrange with the teacher beforehand how they should be providing the feedback.
Another role is to evaluate the tutor's own teaching and revise learning plans if necessary. In terms of boundaries, the tutor should receive an introduction at the place of work and with that some outlines within the organisation's expectations in regards to role and responsibilities of a tutor as well as a feel of the organisation's ethos. It is however important to know how far to take the role of tutor and when is appropriate to refer a student to a different professional or bodies like the learning support team for diversity or disabilities issues. A tutor must remember to act within the syllabus and in relation with what he or she is teaching and not beyond the course, maintaining either professional as well as personal boundaries and always keeping in mind confidentiality, following the requirement expected within the
CTLLS Unit 2 Assessment Issue Date: Submission Date: Planning and Enabling Learning Rationale: Unit 2 will provide opportunities for trainee teachers to develop their competence in planning to meet the needs of individual learners through negotiation of appropriate individual goals, the effective preparation of sessions, the application of appropriate teaching and learning strategies and resources, the management and delivery of inclusive learning and the application of knowledge about the minimum core. In working towards achieving this, trainee teachers will be required to evaluate the effectiveness of their own teaching and learning in the development of their professional skills. Assessment Criteria: describe the level of achievement
Distinction To achieve a distinction the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to: The learner will: 1 Understand the learning process The learner can: P1 Explain key influences on personal learning processes of individuals M1 explain the importance of improving skills for learning to support learning processes 2 Be able to plan for and P2 Assess own knowledge, monitor own professional skills, practice, values, development beliefs and career aspirations at start of programme P3 Produce an action plan for self-development and the achievement of own personal goals 3 Be able to reflect on own development over time D1 evaluate changes P4 Produce evidence of own M2 analyse the importance made to action of meeting action plan progress against action plan in response to targets in supporting own plan over the duration of ongoing reflection of progression the programme development, targets and goals P5 Reflect on own personal and professional development M3 explain how knowledge D2 analyse own gained within the development and learning environment progression over time has influenced own professional development 4 Know service provision in the health or social care