Pttls Assessment 1

Assessment 1

The role responsibilities and boundaries faced by teachers can be measured using the teacher training cycle as a framework that is an ongoing cycle of assessment, planning and evaluation.

The teaching / training cycle is made up of five distinct stages. These are Identifying Needs, Planning and Design, Evaluating, Identifying Needs and Delivering. For the purposes of this essay I will look at each stage of the cycle and comment on the diverse roles, responsibilities and boundaries that are contained within that section.

Identifying Needs

This is where the initial assessment of the student’s needs and course should take place. The role of the teacher in this area could entail completing a Needs assessment of prospective students using a variety of techniques. This may include a face to face interview, formal enrolment, written questionnaire this will enable the teacher to create an individual file to be used through the training cycle and take account of any additional support or material that learners may require to the course.

The boundaries at this stage should be clear and respect their right to confidentiality be ware of relevant safeguarding and Health and Safety legislation.

Planning and Design

At this crucial stage in the cycle the main role of the teacher will be to effectively plan their sessions to meet the needs of their students. The aims and objectives of the course should be apparent and the learning environment should be prepared.

The foremost responsibilities at this period are to ensure that the needs of all learners are catered for. The teacher should ensure that they know anything about their learners that may affect their teaching of their learning. Creating a group profile can be a useful tool that builds a picture of learner’s range of skills and learning styles. This will require constant evaluation and updates. Having a contingency plan in case of untoward circumstances will also be essential at this...