Unit 413 Using Resources for Life Long Learning

Unit 413: Using resources for life long learning

The student should complete a reflective piece reviewing their own practice in using resources to meet the needs of all learners. This should include discussion of how to improve their own practice in using resources to meet the needs of all learners.
Resources come in a range of modes and can enhance the learning for students by providing them with suitable support that is relevant to their needs.
Teaching physical education eight years ago for me began by ensuring that I had the correct equipment for the respected unit; gymnastic equipment, footballs, tennis balls, cones and so on. As time passed and I gained experience it dawned upon me that my students would progress far more from the existing delivery method of a relay format to implement putting the children in to small groups or pair work. This would promote a far greater level of activity engagement and also progress the skill levels of each child. To facilitate this I would need more equipment so the children were active and engaged in the task rather then having to wait their turn.
An immediate change was observed within my students and a clear increase in self esteem and peer acceptance between children from both ends of the ability spectrum was also observed.
Learning can be said to fall into three broad categories or ‘domains’. These domains were first suggested by B. S. Bloom and are now widely accepted; the three domains are:
• The cognitive domain: learning intellectual or thinking skills, e.g. how to
add fractions, how to write a report, how to recall specific facts, how to use
learning to solve problems or be creative.
• The psychomotor domain: learning practical skills, e.g. how to use a wood
chisel, or how to do a somersault.
• The affective domain: developing values, feelings and attitudes, e.g. learning to
value people who are elderly, or learning positive attitudes towards a particular
These are supported in my PE...