DTLLs Unit 2 Planning and Enabling Learners
The topic I have researched is planning and enabling learners. I looked at four key areas which were; negotiating with the Learner, inclusive learning, and functional skills and concluding with communication. I have provided one methodology for the key area entitled communication .The research methods that I used were the internet and books. Some of what I found on the internet was out of date, so I had to alter my search methods to ensure that I had current and relevant material.
Negotiating with learners
I found out that when negotiating with learners carrying out an Initial assessment is the key to finding out what the learners are capable of and what level they are at. This will aid one, in depicting the right course for the right student or how best one can adapt the lessons to ensure inclusivity, equality and diversity. The initial assessment should focus on existing skills, against the skills which will be required to complete the course; consequently it is aiming to get the best match between the learners and their learning. As a teacher I must have a clear idea of what the learners can and cannot achieve. Negotiating a realistic set of targets is about aiming for them to achieve their goals, so if they are on the right course and with the appropriate amount of support, then they should obtain their desired results.
“If you don’t know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else . Negotiation is giving structure, establishing basic rules and expectations between, tutor, learner and institute; it is an on-going program, which you should revisit throughout the course .” With this above quote in mind it is evident that the initial and diagnostic assessments aid a person’s developmental growth.
The information found did not surprise me but re affirmed what I already knew to be real through personal experiences. However I did find it surprising to find out that I still found it...