Describe What Your Role, Responsibilities and Boundaries Would Be as a Teacher in Terms of the Teaching/Training Cycle

Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle  

Role, responsibilities and boundaries are qualities of a teacher that can be assessed and reflected upon using a teaching/training cycle such as the Kolb or Wheeler cycles.   I have chosen the Wheeler cycle for the purpose of this essay (See Figure 1).  

Figure 1: The Wheeler Cycle

The roles of the teacher
One of the roles of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector is to value all of their learners individually and equally.   Also their role is to create effective and stimulating opportunities for learning through high quality teaching that enables the development and progression of all learners.

The teacher should identify the needs of the learners and account for any special needs, learners’ motivations and previous educational experience.
The teacher should plan their sessions via lesson plans and prepare teaching materials.   They should ensure sessions’ aims and objectives are meaningful and appropriate to students.   Learning styles within a group should be assessed and learner’s motivations for attending the course considered.   This will help to identify teaching methods that could be useful throughout the program.   I teach “Why is losing weight so difficult?” and my role is to create a safe learning environment to establish an open and trusting relationship between myself and my learners.

The teacher should deliver and facilitate the session by teaching and using resources in a suitable manner.  
Teachers should assess their learners and ensure learners have learnt the necessary skills and knowledge.   This could be via formal or informal assessment.  

Teachers should evaluate themselves and their course delivery.   They should obtain feedback from learners to modify or make changes in the future

Teachers should complete attendance records, maintain records of learner progress via individual learning plans.   By...