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

Describe what your Role, Responsibilities and Boundaries as a Teacher are in Terms of the Teaching/Training Cycle

The teacher/training cycle is a linked five stage process.

These are
1. Identifying needs (of the learner)
2. Planning and designing (of sessions/lessons)
3. Delivering (sessions/lessons)
4. Assessing (sessions/lessons and learners)
5. Evaluating (sessions/lessons and learners)

I must be certain of my role, responsibilities and boundaries within these stages to be an effective trainer.   My experiences and knowledge will help me in knowing these, as well as making the learning process easier for my learners.

Identifying Needs

The first thing that I must take into consideration is the welfare of both myself and the learners.   This is done by the company’s implementation and compliance of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

When I first meet a potential learner, it is usually at an initial interview.   Here I will be able to assess the physical needs of a learner – such as wheelchair access.   I can also, through the use of open questioning, establish the motivation of the learner.   This may be that they have left schooling with no qualifications and wish to gain some in order to enter the employment of their choice.   Continuing this style of questioning, I will endeavour to find out previous experiences, both good and bad, which may affect their individual requirements.

During the interview process, the interviewee will take an initial literacy and numeracy assessment.   This is a useful tool in identifying the starting levels for each discipline.
Once these are completed and marked, the company needs should be considered.   These are
· Can the company accommodate the interviewee?
· Is there a vacancy on their chosen course?
· Are the literacy and numeracy levels of a level suitable for the chosen course?
· Are there any issues that the interviewee has which may hamper the learning process?

With the age group that I work...