Planning and Enabling Learning

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b. job description
c. skills and knowledge audits
d. analysis of, for example: peer review, observation reports, self assessment, course tutorials and learners; ongoing action plans for CPPD; records of CPPD; growth and development of skills, knowledge and experience whilst on the programme by using their reflective learning journal (RLJ)

Job description for Teachers
General purpose
To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
Main Job Tasks and
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As it pertains to teachers, Schon (Infed, 2009) has suggested, professional practice could be developed through a spiral of action and reflection, where the teacher acts, reflects on the action and plans new action, which is informed by the results of the reflection. It will not always solve problems. It does however help bring uncertainties to the surface, and provide a means of looking for solutions. If teachers understand and use this process well, they are in an optimum position to teach it to their students, and also examine teaching from the perspective of the learner. I prefer to use a holistic method of teaching which utilizes the best aspects of the main theories of teaching. I like to use as many strategies and styles as possible in my teaching to ensure that I reach all my students, and keep them engaged. Behaviourism considers how students are moulded by the input of the teacher and appropriate rewards, and is useful for keeping control of the classroom. Cognitive and humanist theories however assume that learners are able to make independent choices. They take into account the students own learning styles, aptitudes and psychology and deal with how the teacher can include everyone in his teaching presentations. I prefer the humanist/cognitive approach to learning and have found it useful to negotiate with students to ensure that their individual
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