Unit 301

Behaving appropriately and being respectful to others provides a social example for the individual and the groups that a lecturer may work with. A positive role model allows students to build a representation or an ideal individual that they themselves may aspire to mimic. Clear boundaries and expectations of the group would facilitate a reduced amount of disruption. To produce a set of boundaries it may be useful to allow the students to develop a set of group rules or class boundaries themselves. This procedure provides the group with some autonomy, efficacy and ownership of the rule structure. Allowing the students to produce and own the rules, that they are to be expected to adhere, provides a feeling of responsibility when the boundaries are not stayed within. This also promotes a positive relationship between the student and the lecturer, as the lecturer themselves has to adhere to the same set of rules without discrimination of the group. (Gravells, 2014)
It is important to promote equality and diversity in your lecturing sessions, this allows for differentiation and inclusivity of the group as a whole. Ways to promote equality and diversity within your sessions could be to include a diverse range of appropriate resources including technology, coloured paper and using a variety of teaching methods. Cultural knowledge is required when lecturing to your group, as the United Kingdom is a multi-cultural society knowledge of differing cultures reduces the unintentional remark that may offend a member or members of the group. Initial individual assessments provides an early indication of the appropriate resources that members of the group may need to allow them to be fully included in the session. As well as promoting equality and diversity as lecturer it is important to challenge inappropriate language, inappropriate behaviour and bullying. (Anon, 2002)
Meeting and identifying the needs of learners is important to both the learner and you as a lecturer. The...