Ptlls Theory Assignment 1

Michelle Fahey
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Level 4
Theory Assignment 1; Review your role, responsibilities and boundaries in terms of the teaching cycle.

The “teaching training cycle is an outline that helps identify various teaching methods that could be useful throughout a teaching program. The teaching training cycle provides a good structure within which roles, responsibilities and boundaries can be assessed and reflected upon. This ensures that the teacher and students' reflective growth of role, responsibilities and boundaries remains core to reaching a greater understanding of the aims and objectives relating to development with the course” (What is the teaching/training cycle, 2012).
There are four stages to the cycle, during which there are responsibilities and boundaries which, as the teacher, I need to carefully work through, in order to fulfill my role.   The definition of the word role is “the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group” (role, (n.d)).   The main roles of a teacher (J. Killion and C. Harrison (2006) include that of being; resource provider, instructional specialist, curriculum specialist, learning facilitator and mentor.  
First in the cycle is ‘identify’.   Teachers must find out who the learners are, in order to help ensure the teaching can be tailored to the needs of the learners.   The acronym SPICE is used to describe the elements of learners needs (Theory Assignment 1, (n.d)); social, physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional, which the teacher will need to try to meet.   I will have the responsibility for designing promotional materials for the course, devising sign-up sheets and giving potential learners a pre-course questionnaire to complete.   Through gaining prior knowledge of their qualification levels I would be able to plan the lessons to meet their individual learning needs.   Here the legislation regarding confidentiality and data protection...