1.1 Explain The Teaching Role And Responsibilities In Education And Training Study

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1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training

There is a fundamental difference between roles and responsibilities in everyday life. The dictionary definition of the two words are as follows - Role: the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation. Responsibilities: a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation. Therefore, responsibilities fit within a role.

The role of a teacher is to plan lessons, prepare materials, do research and assess learners as well as themselves. It involves keeping records of lesson plans, attendance registers and assessments. A teacher needs to create/facilitate opportunities for learning. I feel it is very important
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According to Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow – “supporting everyone to feel that they belong” and “viewing the difference between students as resources to support learning, rather than as problems to be overcome” (Booth and Ainscow, 2001)
It is important to have respect for others beliefs and culture values and when respect is shown this can lead to the group forming a bond and sharing new ideas. Positive behaviour is strongly linked to respect for others and what is generally accepted as 'good' behaviour tend to be centred on this.
The Social Learning Theory is based on the fact that children will adopt the behaviour of the adults around them. In other words setting a good example is the first thing all adults should try to do in working with young children. If we deal aggressively with them they will respond in an aggressive way also. If we always remember to say please and thank you they are more likely to do so and if we encourage and reward sharing and caring they will accept this as positive
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This is achieved by setting professional and personal boundaries which will enable us to be clear about what our limits are and what our professional role involves.”

Sometimes the teacher isn’t always be the right person to help the learners overcome their barriers in learning or in life; there are situations where the teacher has to ask for help.

For example I recently had a student open up to me about attempted suicide and self-harm. As someone who is not qualified to deal with this I explained to the learner that I would need to refer her to the safeguarding team who will be better suited. At first she was apprehensive and wanted to keep it between us, after explaining that her best option to get better was to speak to a professional, she changed her mind and is now on the road to recovery. It’s very important for a teacher to know what their responsibilities are and how to handle these kind of situations. In order to do that, a teacher should be aware of who to refer to; that’s why it’s important to have a list of all the local services that could be useful to ask for help with these

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