M2- Self awareness is the ability to know myself, my abilities, limitation and what is my personality is like. Self awareness is a very important tool to have as it helps me to be conscious of my limits and areas for further development. It is hard to do this with a friend because we may not want the friend to know who we really are. Before we can professionally help others as counsellors, we need to be self aware. This is because of the nature of the role of counsellors.
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.
These lessons need to be creative, incorporate activities and techniques that will engage the learner. The teacher must also be flexible and have the ability to change an activity quickly if it is not achieving the desired effect or learning is not moving forward in a positive direction. According to the learning cycle, adapted from (Kolb 1974),
However some barriers may need to be overcome such as reluctance to change or urgency of tasks. 3. What role do managers play in facilitating and promoting learning? Managers play an important role in fostering workplace learning. They provide opportunities for learning; involve
Another reason it may be hard to verbally communicate is if English is not their first language and you will have to use body language and maybe actions, especially to help the children understand what you are saying, and also speak very clearly in a friendly tone. Always approach individuals in an open, friendly manner. Observe their facial expressions, if they look puzzled try to explain more clearly and in detail, if they look upset try to give them reassurance and encourage them to express their feelings, but not too much as this may offend also. If they move away slightly respect their decision as they may feel a bit uncomfortable. Always ask if they have any questions and that you would be happy to answer.
Normally, (for numeracy and literacy) I support the higher ability group for Numeracy due to the 1-2-1 pupil I support, and the middle group in Literacy whilst keeping an eye on the other rest of group (just in case, but they are normally competent to work independently). When working with a table or a group, there will normally be pupils who are at different levels. That is why it is so important to be able to modify and adapt activities to enhance learning experiences. One important contribution whilst the learning activity is delivered is to ensure that learners understand the learning tasks and to reinforce the teaching points from the input. Being aware of the needs of pupils and the level of support they require, whether learning or personality needs.
Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk. We would not like to be spoken to in a negative way so therefore we should also be careful of how we speak to others too. It is important to communicate effectively in order that information is understood and to avoid confusion or delay. It is important to adapt the way we communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles, that way you have a better chance of being understood e.g in the way you would communicate with a child as to an adult. Communication is a two way process, it involves speaking, listening, hearing, understanding and replying.
Non-verbal language may support or contradict verbal messages. • Once students start to share their understanding of what the tutor said, there is potential for clarification. However, noise may interfere with the communication process. • When the students ask the tutor for clarification they receive feedback on their initial interpretation of the message, which may reinforce the alignment between the tutor's message and the student's understanding of the message, provided that the tutor maintains message
Different people adjust to different strategies. Most people adjust to more than one strategy. We just need to identify which ones through assessment. How the Awareness of Learning Strategies Influence Teaching and Learning It is important for teachers to understand what a student is going through in their process of learning new information. If you know the learning style of the student, it is easier to convey the message you are trying to convey.
Members of the team have confidence in themselves and have a positive attitude; this only motivates them to achieve the common plan and purpose. | The team maybe letdown when they are unable to accomplish small success, which could affect their ability to complete larger goals. Should team members lack vital skills, this may inhibit the team from being as successful as they thought. | Mental modelsTeam share the same vision on how the work will be completed | Successful team has collectively shared their vision, knowledge and how the work will be accomplished. Involving team members in discussion on their perspectives and expectations will help build agreement with the group and provides an accurate mental model.