Tda 3.3 Support Learning Activities

It is important to monitor pupils throughout their time within education. Special consideration should be taken into account if the teacher has outlined a specific learning difficulty or poor performance within certain activities. Monitoring education aspects following the curriculum is important but also aspects such as team work and social skills should be monitored to help guide pupils into forming all rounded good performance. The different types of assessment are formative assessment, summative assessment and assessment for learning. Due to this wide monitoring it can be done as a focused one to one task or as a generalised monitoring of the whole class in all aspects of curriculum and skill sets.
The purpose for monitoring pupils is so that it gives the teacher an opportunity to assess the progress of the individuals with regards to lesson planning, rate of learning, whether a subject may have to revisited or if a pupil may need a focused one to one study group.
A one to one or small group session may be required if only a select few need extra help. This will allow a more in depth look at a activity whilst not taking time away from the majority of the class.
There are three main monitoring techniques these are:
1. Monitoring on a personal level; this means that you should talk to whoever you wish to record information about. As pupils can be very sensitive to this it can be beneficial to work with pupils in pairs or small groups so that they don’t feel singled out. It is also important to not influence the student so that recorded information does not reflect the pupils true response.
2. Monitoring from a distance; allows the pupil to not suspect monitoring so that information recorded is a true representation of the pupil. This can sometimes be awkard as distractions for both the pupil and the monitor can hinder the information. It is therefore important to plan ahead on where to sit to receive the best untainted information. This is often achieved...