The Role, Responsibilities and Boundaries of a Teacher

The principle role of a teacher is about helping someone reach their full potential whether for personal or professional reasons. It is also to engage them fully in the learning process. They should make learning fun enjoyable and challenging to the learner as well as themselves. Learners must also take an active part in order for learning to occur. Delivering learning effectively is not just about delivery itself but about the many factors that are put in place pre and post delivery.
The learning cycle is a framework that assists the teacher in doing this. It starts with identify learning needs that should ideally be carried out prior to the start of teaching. In most cases this is done by the students completing an application form when applying to the centre. Application questions will identify the learner’s approved prior knowledge and whether they are eligible to undertake the training. It should ask questions with regard to ethnicity, medical/personal history, or if they require special needs. To compliment the application various tests can be used such as diagnostic, Basic and key Skills Builder (BKSB) and dexterity, leading to a greater understanding and overall picture of the applicant.
From this assessment information the teacher can then design the learning programme. A scheme of work will need to be produced and lesson plans will need to be prepared. Additional information can be found in standards and information provided by the awarding bodies (AB).All information needs to be reviewed and taken into consideration when producing resources such as hand outs and specially designed exercises, based around the course syllabus provided by centre or awarding bodies. This information can then be adapted to meet the needs of the individual learner.
Induction can be used as an introduction to the centre, included could be a tour of the site giving catering and welfare arrangement also...