Ptlls Assignment 1

Since the 1990s, the roles, responsibilities and boundaries of a tutor have evolved.  
Throughout this essay I will clearly indentify how this has changed, focusing on:   The teaching cycle, health and safety, equality and diversity, controlling learning, forward planning and motivational skills.

Back then the tutor would enter the class, give a brief lecture of what was required of students, write out our tasks on the chalk board, he would give more time to his favourite(s) (hierarchy) and then leave.   Nowadays the curriculum requires the tutor to communicate at all levels (equality and diversity), guide the students more effectively and be a good role model; review his student’s performance as well as his own.
The teaching cycle is now used as a standard procedure for a more structured and successful teaching system.  
Wilson (2008, pp.15) states that, “Teaching and learning should be a structured process. Teaching (and learning) will follow a cycle and the teacher makes use of this to ensure achievement.   The teaching cycle is a continuous process, which can be joined at any point, but needs to be followed through to be effective.   The process follows the strategy of moving from the known to the unknown.”
I utilise the teaching cycle from Roland Meighan’s Learning Unlimited, which can be composed in a variety of ways, these include: Plan, Do and Review, but I am open to using different methods and strategies to engage the student.   The method is simple, direct and effective.   First you plan the session, then you undertake the session with demonstration and participation, then review using discourse. This is a traditional Chinese method and has been used for hundreds of years.

Icebreakers, introducing yourself and sharing your own experiences and passion for your chosen subject should help to inspire and motivate the students, this can be reflected back at the students, who will then give feedback and share information about themselves, then the tutor...