Ptlls Level 4 Assignment 1

Section 1
Introduction- In this assignment I am going to review what my role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher or trainer In terms of the teaching/training cycle. This cycle is set out in order to create structure and flow to a course and to ensure it is most effective. The cycle is made up of 5 key stages in which each stage flows well into the next.
Identifying Needs- Firstly it is important to evaluate how I taught the learners before and if it worked well? If it is a new group then it is important to understand each learner’s individual needs, in order to progress to the next stage of the cycle which is course and lesson planning. I will need to take into consideration things like; disabilities and different abilities and levels learners may be at. I could do this by ‘‘carrying out initial assessments and agreeing individual learning plans’’ Gravells (2011:8) as some learners may be quicker to pick things up than others. A text to support this is that by Jane Owen Hutchinson (RNIB) SMILE-Supporting Mentors in Adult Learning Environments, Inclusive practice, Guidance on making information accessible for people with different learning requirements. There are three main styles of learning; visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. The visual learning style involves the use of seen or observed things e.g. pictures, demonstrations, handouts, films, flip-charts etc. Auditory learning involves the transfer of information through listening. Whereas the kinaesthetic style of learning involves physical experience e.g. touching, feeling, holding, doing practical hands- on experiences. Once these styles and needs are established it is time to move on to the next stage of the teaching cycle.
Planning Learning- Factors to consider when designing a lesson or course plan include; setting some clear, appropriate and most importantly achievable aims and objectives. These should be stated both verbally and displayed in a way which learners understand, on a...