Understanding Own Role, Responsibilities & Boundaries of the Role in Relation to Teaching. Essay

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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. (Gravels 2008, Page 9) ‘Learning should be fun, enjoyable and challenging to the learner.’ One key element of my role, and indeed a responsibility which will ensure a professional approach will be for me to focus on continuous professional development by way of reflective practices and maintaining a reflective journal for that purpose. I have previously and would continue to monitor my own performance and seek feedback from my peers regarding my teaching styles. To enable me to carry out the role of trainer in an effective manner it is important that I possess the relevant subject knowledge to enable me to facilitate and share that knowledge with students in an engaging way. That means I personally have to research it, plan the session and design the materials, adapting the content and level of the knowledge to the learners’ requirements and varied learning preferences. This would enable me to create a scheme of work and a lesson plan to ensure elements are covered within the time available. In order for me to create such plans it is necessary that I am aware of the makeup of the group, namely, their prior knowledge, sometimes called a baseline, their motivation for learning and to what level they need to progress and at what speed. This

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