Assignment 2 Part 1 (500 words)
When teaching/training any group, there is going to be a wide variety of learners and personalities.
To enhance ownership of learning and to enable the opportunity of a functional group, please describe the importance of ‘ground rules’ that could or should be set, then list and explain each, and how you would apply them to your session.
Unit 2 Understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
1. Understand learning and teaching strategies in lifelong learning
1.3 Evaluate aspects of inclusive learning
2. Understand how to create inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
2.4 Explain how to provide opportunities for learners to practice their literacy, language, numeracy and ICT skills
3. Understand how to create a motivating learning environment
3.1 Explain how to engage and motivate learners in an inclusive learning environment
3.2 Summarise ways to establish ground rules with learners to promote respect for others
Ground Rules are defined by Francis and Gould as “An agreed code of behaviour within a learning group.” (Francis and Gould, 2010, p.226). To teach effectively and provide a safe, dynamic learning environment the establishment of Ground Rules aids in forming a cohesive group to promote mutual learning without prejudice.
The method chosen to create these boundaries will depend on the subject, the organisation, the size and maturity of the group that I am teaching.
Mandatory rules usually exist for the safety of the students and myself, I would usually state in course information anything pre-applied by the venue for the course. When setting out the ground rules I would aim for a persuasive, non-dictatorial explanation that will encourage students to understand. The consequences of non-observation would be clarified and may take the form of a written contract between student and...