Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle (300-500 words).
My role as a teacher in the lifelong learning sector is to share my knowledge and experience of the chosen subject matter onto the students that I teach and assess. I am there to guide and facilitate the maximum learning potential of my students using appropriate teaching strategies and materials. It is my responsibility to ensure that teaching sessions are interesting, practical and relevant as this allows the student to fulfil their own academic and personal objectives.
Primarily my responsibility as a teacher is to my learners. In order to succeed I need to be able to understand completely the role of the learning process. To help me with this I have the use of the training cycle. The training cycle allows me to structure my teaching by constantly encouraging me to evaluate the teaching methods, reflecting and critiquing on the lessons taught, materials used and teaching methods I have applied. The training cycle consists of five stages.
My responsibility within the initial assessment stage of the cycle is to identify the learner’s learning needs and abilities by assessing the individual’s suitability and capabilities for completing their objectives. I would primarily have an interview with the student to determine their prior subject knowledge and gain some ideas of exactly what competences it is they need to achieve from the clinical environment of which I would be teaching.
This stage of the cycle aids me to prepare schemes of work and session plans for the subject I will be teaching. I need to ensure that planning is based on the learners needs, I also have a responsibility to provide a safe, friendly learning environment before the session starts and ensure I have prepared suitable learning resources, such as handouts, audio/visual aids and most importantly if a practical...