Ground Rules

Analyse different ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learner which underpins behaviour and respect for others.

The dictionary defines “ground rules as the basic rules or principles on which future action or behaviours should be based ( www.dictionary. Ground Rules aims to enhance collaborative thoughts in classroom situation where that is regarded as the most appropriate form of agreement in the given circumstance. However, it is in the nature of the agreement to be only as good as it implementation. Thus applying the principles of good practice ground rule could make the difference between a negative and a positive experience of a class.
In my specialist area which is Teaching Cleaning Principles, where health and safety considerations should have priority, the setting of ground rules during lesson is a necessity. Therefore various ways should be use to establish Ground rules. The current learning environment has seen the emergence and growth of different styles of collaborative agreement between teachers and learners in the class room. The QIA (Quality   Improvement Agency)has pinpointed 3 main methods of setting ground rules. These are:
  * Teacher Imposed
  * Learner imposed and
  * Negotiated.
All three are still changing and developing. To some extent, they have been dictated by practical needs, problems and opportunities, but they also have a sound educational basis, and have proved highly effective in suitable condition in mobilising and directing the enthusiasm, energy and abilities of both the teacher and the Learner.
However, it can and should provide a frame work within which those qualities can flourish. As such, ground rules actions can be directed to the best advantage and any problems can be resolved without stifling the class room progress.   It is also important to note that there is a need for clarity about the task to be performed and this is crucial if ground rules...