Pttls Unit 401 Question 1

1 - Understand you own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning


The teaching environment that is being taught in is technical side of construction. It is a level 3 qualification and the aim is to provide the leaners with the knowledge for some of the office based construction careers. From this qualification the learners can either progress on to HNC/D or to university depending on what they would like to do.

Personal attributes to this cohort of learners extends from having 14 years’ experience from dealing with the construction industry and designing buildings.

The cohort of learners varies in age ranging from 16-18 year old to 35-40 year olds. Some are already working in the construction industry and some are just starting to explore what is available. Because of this large age range and experience the teaching style has to vary to make sure it can accommodate the different learning styles of the students.

The role of the teacher can implement various methods to engage learners and move away from a pedagogical to an andragogical approach. Reece (2000) describes pedagogy as a teacher dominated learning situation. Often the teacher does all or most of the talking, dictates the pace of learning and the students bare passive.

Whereas an andragogical approach is much more suitable for leaners as it focuses more on what they are doing. Knowles (1970) stated that adults prefer to learn in a different way to children and prefer to be self-directing rather than being totally dependent on a teacher.

1.1 - Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities.

First is the need to make the difference between a piece of legislation and a code of practice.
Legislation – places a duty to act according to the law as defined in an Act of Parliament and is usually enforceable through the courts.
Code of Practice – is a set of rules outlining how a person...