Pttls Unit 1

Unit 1: Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning
People have different learning styles which are influenced by personality type, educational specialization, career choice, and current job role and tasks (Kolb, 1984). Research proposes that teachers should assess the learning styles of their students and adapt their classroom methods to best fit each student's learning style. It is my responsibility to keep updating myself with knowledge and developments around those subjects I teach. I follow my organisation’s code of conduct and constantly refer to its manual, and update myself with legislations including the Health & Safety Act and the Equal Opportunities Act.
As a teacher, I will comply with my organisation’s rules and policies. In sanarios with students with additional learning needs, I may need to amend my teaching to assist with their needs, for example adapt my lesson to include more sanario based learning or more one to one support. The teacher may seek expert advice or refer the learner to a specialist instead of dealing with a problem in person
My role of organising and delivering training and development programmes starts by identifying the learners’ needs. Before the course starts, I carry out an initial assessment of all learners, by direct contact and through their training manager.
I carry out further evaluation of learners’ needs on the first day of the course through a questionnaire and informal discussions. I believe this evaluation will also ease and encourage two-way communication during the training. You may notice this meets the concept of Moslow (1954) who proposes that evaluating the different needs, values, drives and priorities of people is incredibly valuable in cross-cultural communications.
My role also includes designing and managing training sessions and material according to company’s requirements, and delivering training lectures. This involves unnoticeable activities such as...