What makes an effective primary classroom? Discuss and debate with reference to research and wide reading, including journals, books and other media During this essay I will look at several areas of schooling, all of which have an impact on making the classroom a productive place for children to learn. Getting the right balance of all factors in the classroom is vital in maintaining and progressing a child’s intelligence. I will specifically focus on the ways in which teaching methods can make the classroom a successful place to be. In particular how they keep the classroom under control but also make it a fun place to learn.
Roles and responsibilities tutors should have in the life long sector A tutor in the lifelong learning sector has a multitude of roles and responsibilities and within this short essay the author will attempt to identify and evaluate each role. According to Duckworth et al (2010), understanding the roles and responsibilities is essential for anyone working in the Lifelong sector. Duckworth et al (2010) asset that, while teaching in an organisation a tutor will meet and work with different staff with different roles and responsibilities. It is useful that they develop the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team through effective use of a combination skills, theory, and techniques. The roles and responsibilities of a tutor in the Lifelong Sector include promoting positive behaviour, diversity and inclusion throughout the teaching and learning process (Gravells, 2012).
There are many negative situations which often happen in a structured setting, such as the classroom, that causes teachers to have to do more than just teach. Teachers should have their classrooms set up with ideas and learning centers that will help students with their learning. There is not just one guideline on how the classroom should be set up. Different teachers have different learning techniques. Most teachers find what works for them and this is how they teach.
Understanding own Role, Responsibilities & Boundaries of the Role in Relation to Teaching. Its important to note and accept that the styles of teaching and learning are many and diverse. Consequently it is imperative that in my role as a trainer that I realise that what constitutes good teaching and good learning can vary at any given time. Different groups learn in different ways and at different rates dependant on many factors. For example what makes for stimulated learning for an adolescent may not satisfy the needs of an adult learner whose frame of reference has been developed by lifetime experiences.
Critical evaluation of the advantages/disadvantages of a cross curricular approach and discrete subject based approach to teaching. Introduction A teacher’s job is to encourage passion for learning and a fascination within children that heartens them as an individual, the curriculum is the tool designed to deliver this. Providing the utensils within the intellectual and social settings to encourage learning and growth as a person the curriculum has many outlines and has long been deliberated on numerous occasions, as we are on the brink of the latest version; it isn’t always what is being taught but how it’s being taught that is, for the most part, beneficial. As Savage (2011) queries should it be a cross curricular approach or a discrete subject based approach to teaching? The delivery of a cross curricular curriculum is one that overlaps and coincides classroom subjects with one another, Shoemaker (1989) identified that the endeavours to deliver he numerous strands to the curriculum entwined within a number of lessons to replicate real life.
This essay will discuss my perception of the role of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector. It will cover a teacher’s roles, responsibilities and boundaries. It will also evaluate different methods of assessment and discuss approaches to embedding inclusive learning and teaching into learning activities. I have broken the essay down into several headings: Roles, responsibilities and boundaries Teaching and learning methods Assessment methods Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Functional skills in the lifelong learning sector. Background For background information, I am studying teaching in order that I can have an understanding of how my students are learning, and some experience of teaching, so that when I come to assess them for their NVQs I appreciate how they got to the point of submitting their workbooks to me.
No matter how well designed the material, or instrument of delivery is, teachers must consider many relevant factors during implementation, and presentation of material; material and delivery must accommodate a persons learning style. Moreover, teachers must educate their students on learning styles and preferences, this will provide the student knowledge, which will enhance their learning and educational experience. Research continues to document, and show that students will enjoy learning, and will learn more when the material and teachers accommodate their learning styles and preferences. Much research has been conducted and published on how people receive and process information. Research has endeavored to ascertain and define how people learn in different environments, such as the classroom, and the work setting.
Hereby, characteristics such as experience, self-concept and readiness have an influence in determining learning and are some of the reasons that explain the difference in depth and volume between child and adult learning. The learning styles of the students play a significant role in developing instructional strategies and designing class activities to maximize the learning experiences of students (Carpenter-Aeby & Aeby, 2013). At the same time, the applications acknowledge what Murray (2014) claims in saying that andragogy is far from an inherent and essential construct that is contained within an individual. Rather, it emerges as a function of instructor-student relationship. However, according to Harper & Ross (2011), there are weaknesses
Paradigm shifting from traditional to modern is often described as a spotlight shifting from the teacher to the learner. Now the learner becomes the main character in a story, a movie, a stage play—called educative process. The focus of the teacher then swings from the learning content to the learners themselves—what they learn, how they learn, what their learning conditions are, if the current learning prepare them for future learning, and whether they retain and apply their learning. Their needs and interests are met and their abilities and individual differences are considered. This is learner-centered approach.
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.