Explaining Ground Rules, Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries as a Lecturer at Graham College

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The aim of this assignment is to explain ground rules, roles, responsibilities and boundaries as a lecturer at Grantham College in terms of the teaching cycle.

Question: What are ground rules? Comments:
Ground rules are a set of rules monitored by the tutor, agreed with the group so all learners understand their responsibilities within the learning environment. As a tutor it is important to understand that 'all learners require boundaries and rules within which to work’ [1] Ground rules can be measured by the group but boundaries must enforced by the tutor. Some ground rules may be flexible i.e. bio breaks; use of smartphones; access to external resources, but a core or common set of ground rules must be adhered to by all, i.e.
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The aim of this assignment is to explain ground rules, roles, responsibilities and boundaries as a lecturer at Grantham College in terms of the teaching cycle.

Question: What are ground rules? Comments:
Ground rules are a set of rules monitored by the tutor, agreed with the group so all learners understand their responsibilities within the learning environment. As a tutor it is important to understand that 'all learners require boundaries and rules within which to work’ [1] Ground rules can be measured by the group but boundaries must enforced by the tutor. Some ground rules may be flexible i.e. bio breaks; use of smartphones; access to external resources, but a core or common set of ground rules must be adhered to by all, i.e. Behaviour; Attendance; Participation; these rules will promote an inclusive learning environment and support a positive outcome for learners.
A tutor should set or reinforce ground rules at the beginning of a lesson by quoting agreed rules, opportunities can also present themselves throughout the lesson to echo individual rules with learners. In order to ensure all learners agree and adopt ground rules tutors will need to set learners an activity in groups too discussion rules, with some guidance. Groups can then write their suggestions on post-it notes before listing these rules and agreeing the most appropriate. In a similar activity each group could put forward their set of rules, listing these and prioritising by importance as a