Assignment 1: Part 1
Introduction to Teaching
(Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)
Submission Deadline: 7th November 2008
Word Count: 700 (approx)
Personal Tutor: Belinda Ferguson
Evaluate the roles, responsibilities and boundaries of a teacher in the LLS and review the legislative framework that applies to the sector. In this process ensure you include points of referral and initial assessment.
The role of a tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector is to facilitate the maximum learning potential of their students, using appropriate teaching strategies and materials. They must enforce the College policies and procedures and encourage learners to treat each other with respect and equality.
It is also the tutor’s role to follow the curriculum, set work and assignments relevant to the syllabus, assess each students learning and mark work that has been handed in, according to the learning criteria.
A tutor is involved in student inductions and enrolment and will also perform an initial assessment at the beginning of the course to assess individual’s suitability and capability of completing the course.
The initial assessment usually comprises of an interview with each student before the course begins. Their qualifications are often looked at to see whether they have sufficient prior subject knowledge and to decide how they will cope with the work. Depending on the course, a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check may be performed on the student, this is likely to happen under courses where the learner will be caring for others or dealing with children.
The tutor is responsible for the learners in their class, from ensuring they adhere to the rules of the college, to monitoring the students’ attendance and progress during the course, keeping up-to-date course specifications and records of completed work.
Other duties include having available schemes of work, being punctual for classes, ordering...