Understanding Roles Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training
The Teaching Role and Responsibilities In Education And Training
The role of ‘teacher’ is an infinitely varied one, but there certain principles which underpin all aspects of the teaching role.
Whether we are attempting to teach from personally acquired experience or knowledge, or from third party information, the process of teaching can be formalized into a structured process with the aim of maximizing the potential for learning.
Numerous models exist with the aim of outlining the key stages of this process. For example, Gravells (2010) identifies them as such:
Identification of Need →Planning and Design→Delivery/Facilitation→Assessment→Evaluation
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Institute for Learning (2008). ‘Code of Practice’ Available at: https://www.ifl.ac.uk/membership/ifl-code-of-professional-practice/view-the-code-of-professional-practice/ Accessed 1/12/2014
Explain Why It Is Important To Identify And Meet Individual Learner Needs
As we have established previously, the first step in the (Gravells, 2010). Teaching and Learning Cycle is ‘Identifying need’. Without properly ascertaining this, the further steps in the cycle become more difficult to achieve and the chance for success is significantly diminished. Furthermore, informing learners of objectives creates a level of expectation for learning (Gagne, 1965). In order to avoid this outcome and the negative implications of failing to succeed, we must have a clear approach.
Prior to the start of any learning activity, there will, by necessity be a process which ostensibly is an administrative exercise. However, these interactions provide an excellent opportunity to engage with students in a way which could provide useful information. For example, noting that a student may have difficulty with grammar or spelling when completing a written questionnaire may indicate a greater need for support with literacy. Or, a student struggling to get to grips with viewing digital information such as a Powerpoint or PDF file could highlight a lack