Ptlls Assignment 1

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning sector
1.1 Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in
terms of the teaching/training cycle.

“It is the supreme role of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”       Albert Einstein

The role of the teacher is to teach in a way that involves and engages the learner. Gravells explains this in terms of the teaching and learning cycle which has 5 key stages. These are identifying the needs of the learner, planning the learning, enabling the learning, assessing the learning and quality assurance and evaluation.
Identifying the needs
In my remit to deliver training in schools/colleges I would ascertain needs by means of an informal interview with the school senior management team. Usually the needs can be addressed by delivering workshops or training around Career Education Advice and Guidance (CEIAG.
Planning the learning
Often the learning takes place on school premises but sometimes I am training a Headquarters. In this case I need to book the board room or other suitable training venue. There is no set syllabus for CEIAG so I would put together a scheme of work and lesson plans having agreed the learning outcomes with the school manager. I would write and put together all the resources I need for the session trying to ensure that the materials are differentiated and inclusive.
Enabling learning
This involves using a variety of teaching and learning approaches to motivate learners. This could include kinaesthetic activities, for example going to a corner of the room, icebreakers, card sorts and so on. I would incorporate these into my lesson plan that I have prepared. I also ensure I create a positive impression by dressing and acting appropriately.
I incorporate assessment by using quizzes, questionnaires or observations. Sometimes I would also build in a one to one review. This is particularly so when delivering one to one consultancy...