Roles and Responsibilies of a Teacher

1. Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle. (Recommended word count 500 – 700 words.)

According to Cengage Learning EMEA (2009), roles and responsibility of a teacher is a complex one, where a teacher has to make sure that learners learn in a manner which is favourable to their own individual learning needs. Considering above, the roles and responsibilities have been constantly evolved through teacher training cycle. Gravell (2008) states that teacher training cycle clearly emphasises on each and every step that need to be considered before and during the whole teaching process. Whole teacher training cycle has been classified into main five sections: Identifying the needs of a learner, Planning and designing, Delivering, Assessment and finally Evaluation.
My future role would be of a Biology teacher in further education sector. Considering my role as a science lecturer, I would have to embed the whole teacher training cycle in my job role to make my learners understand better and more effectively.
a) Identify Needs: Prior to the needs of a learner, there are certain needs of the organisation itself, for e.g. to follow the curriculum already set. Then comes the learner’s need, in further education, which is a much more diverse sector as compared to schools, learners come from different backgrounds and could be from different countries, so they might have some language and ethical issues. They would also be different in their ability levels. As this is post 16 education, I have to assume that learners will have some prior basic knowledge of the   topic to be delivered. Besides, I would also have to identify if any learner suffers from any sort of disability for e.g. Dyslexia. Learners in a science class needs more of practical knowledge then just lecturing, they are more likely to be pragmatist,   need logical reasoning for doing something as stated by Honey and Momford (1986). Some...