ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND BOUNDARIES AS A TEACHER
A teacher can adopt many roles which can vary from one learning environment to another. Teachers are responsible for their student’s progression in their studies and for their wellbeing.
Mitchell 2006 states that
A good teacher needs to be many things. They must be able to keep time excellently; they need compassion, dedication, a genuine love of and a thorough knowledge of their subject. Teachers need these qualities and they must also be an effective communicator, responsive, innovative, creative and inclusive in their approach.
No individuals are the same. It is how a person implements tasks that may make them a good teacher. For this assignment I hope to explore the roles, responsibilities and boundaries a person needs to perform well within a training/teaching environment.
Gravells 2008 says
Teachers in the lifelong learning sector value all learners individually and equally. They are committed to lifelong learning and professional development and strive for continuous improvement through reflective practice. The key purpose of the teacher is to create effective and stimulating opportunities for learning through high quality teaching that enables the development and progression of learners.
A teacher has many responsibilities, one being as an information provider, to pass on knowledge and understanding of a particular subject or topic. This may be through in depth lectures or a more practical based approach that may include demonstration. A teacher therefore has to be knowledgeable in their field and able to pass information on in a way that their students will understand. Two way communications should be encouraged on the subject in hand. The teacher should also be willing to learn from their students as they will have their own experiences to share.
Jarvis 1983 states that
Knowledge may be seen as a level of awareness, consciousness or familiarity gained by...