This assignment will seek to describe the roles, responsibilities and boundaries of a teacher in respect to the learning cycle. There are many view points on learning cycles but this assignment will mainly focus on the one put forth by Kolb. This learning cycle appears to be the most well known which is why it was chosen.
The roles responsibilities and boundaries of a tutor are varied and wide ranging. They start with the most obvious of developing their education to the less well known and harder tasks of maintaining the learner’s well being and being a role model.
The responsibility of developing the learner’s educations starts with the planning stage of the learning cycle. This begins with an initial assessment; the initial assessment helps to plan for the future needs of the student by identifying the level that the learner is currently capable of achieving. Following the initial assessment a learner will undergo a diagnostic this identifies any gaps in learning that the student might have. Using the information gathered from the initial assessment programs of study can be designed and the planning and preparation of lesson plans can begin.
Record keeping is a large part of the teaching process. Records are kept on a wide range of areas from attendance and punctuality to retention and achievement. This data helps the teacher to monitor the progress of the learners and facilitates the entry of learners into exams and tests.
The next stage in the learning cycle is reviewing and reflecting. In this stage the teacher will assess the impact that the lessons had on learning and use the conclusions to develop interesting ways of learning.
In the learning and concluding stage the teacher will use the records gathered in the second stage to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme and using the outcomes will contribute to the development of the lessons.
Throughout all the stages the teacher must also act within professional codes. The teacher will...