Question 3: Describe what my role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher/trainer/tutor in terms of the teaching/training cycle.
Firstly I would need to asses the learners needs and to find out what sort of level they are at within the chosen subject. It is extremely common to suffer from skill fade, where the student for whatever reason has let their skills diminish over time and have not carried out any continuation or upgrade training. So a much needed skill set boost could be given. This could be done in various ways; a pre course study pack could be issued, this would enable everyone that has enrolled on the course the opportunity to revise and remember information previously learnt and to start at the same level or near to.
Another way could be to deliver a knowledge based assessment on the first day of a course to give the students and myself a clear picture of their knowledge base, and where their individual weaknesses lay.
The next step to plan and prepare teaching and learning programmes would be dependent on the outcome of the assessment of a particular student, this would only really work if teaching individuals, however if teaching groups this method would obviously not work and it would have to be tailored to meet the needs of the whole group and aimed at the least academic. This would enable me to build up the whole group from a certain point and hopefully give the information needed to finish at roughly the same level.
This would let me use and develop a range of teaching techniques, although this would be dependent on the lessons being taught. It would be of no use trying to teach a practical lesson by just using PowerPoint and explaining how to do something. It would need demonstrating and giving the students the opportunity to practise.
I would use a method called EDIP; I have used this for many years in the Army, and have developed it to my needs extremely well. The E stands for explain, I would explain how to...