Ptlls Assignment Theory Task 4

Explain ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners which underpin appropriate behaviour and respect for others.

To help focus your thoughts on the requirements of this assignment it is a good idea to start off with:

      Why do we have ground rules in the first place? Think of individual learners and group situations.

Please remember and keep in mind that ground rules are linked to ‘managing behaviour and disruption’.

You must refer to Maslow in this opening introduction.

Now you have written about the ‘why’ please list ground rules that you have or have considered using, these will fall under 2 headings:

    1. learner (group or individual)
    2. tutor

Please fully explain against your headings the impact of these rules in terms of ‘managing behaviour and disruption’ and the possible ramifications of not negotiating ground rules.

This assignment needs to be an academic piece of writing, not just a bulleted list of activities.

The key of setting ground rules

All learners and tutors need rules and boundaries to establish appropriate behaviour, motivation and respect for each other. These rules are important to underpin respect for the diversity of the participants in the learning session.

These rules are called ground rules. Ground rules are a set of basic rules to establish a welcoming, warm, learning environment. Ground rules also establish and set the base for the Maslow learning theory, where the lowest base tier in the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs pyramid is based on the biological and physical needs of learners. In addition, extended ground rules should cover the second tier of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is based on the safety needs of the participant in a learning environment. Ground rules should be established before any teaching or learning commences. The rules established, need to be applied to the tutor as well as to the learners taking part in the learning session.

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