‘Provide a short introduction to roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning for new entrants to your profession’
In this assignment I will explore the role, responsibilities and the building of relationships as a teacher of I.T. to adults in a college environment, a career which I am aspiring towards. There are different aspects to consider when thinking of a tutor’s role and responsibilities, ranging from explicit legislative requirements and codes of practice which are set in place for you, to the professional duty you have to your students to ensure that they complete the course and do so in a healthy and safe environment. Firstly, let’s consider legislation and codes of practice. A legislative requirement can be
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That way, students are essentially abiding by their own rules, rather than reluctantly adhering to rules set by you alone. These rules may cover a wide range, from allowing students to have their say within the lesson without interruption from others, zero tolerance on physical aggression and agreeing not to use computers for personal internet use during lesson time, to good punctuality to ensure that lessons can start promptly, and supporting each other to achieve success as a group. All these rules help to promote equality and respect, both within the group, and also for you as tutor. Diversity and Discrimination Within any learning group there will inevitably be diversity, in aspects such as age, sex, race, religion, disability, political views and so on. This will mean a potential for discrimination to occur. Discrimination can take different forms: •Direct – Treating someone less favourably because they possess a protected characteristic. •Indirect – when a rule or policy applies to all but disadvantages a person with a protected characteristic. •Associate – being treated less in favour due to an association with someone with a protected characteristic. •Perceptive – occurs when others believe you possess a protected characteristic. As a tutor, you have responsibilities on two fronts here. Firstly, to make sure you do not unfairly discriminate in any way in your role as tutor towards any student(s) in your class.