Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries

        The role of the teacher is to check previous knowledge and qualifications are appropriate; test for preferred learning styles to identify ongoing and hidden learning needs prior to the course starting. This information is used to adapt the course to suit the individual by arranging Learning Support Assistant’s, learning aids and teaching resources to enable learning.

Promote and demonstrate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to open up education to all and maintain a safe learning environment.

To enable learning, the teacher should have excellent communication skills to persuade and motivate students to join in class activities; be approachable with a caring attitude towards the individual when issues arise; deliver up to date knowledge in a variety of ways to enable learning and be able to structure the lesson to retain the students attention by using a variety of teaching methods.

    “Motivation is what compels us to do things. Everyone is motivated to learn, its     part of what it means to be human. If human beings couldn’t learn we wouldn’t have survived”
                                                                                                                (Scales, 2008)

A good teacher provides students with an introduction to the topic, providing students with clear lesson aims on the intended knowledge to be gained and the main objectives the teacher wants the student to achieve from the lesson. This can encourage students to gain extra knowledge by group discussions, researching books and information from internet sites using a pedagogy approach.

          A teacher’s responsibility is to check course material is not offensive to beliefs, cultures or gender and suitable for the level of course. Other responsibilities include treating all students fairly by giving them the same encouragement and opportunities to achieve their goal ensuring standards are fair and valid when completing...