Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher Essay

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Assessment Question 1 – Roles and Responsibilities as a Teacher

As in every profession, roles, responsibilities and boundaries are set in order to define the line indicating the acceptable limits.
Many people think the role of a teacher is just to teach students new skills; however the role goes much further than this, it can include assessor, verifier, advisor, record keeper, course designer, working with employers and personal tutor.
Within this position there are naturally a huge number of responsibilities related to each of the roles that must be undertaken. It is therefore important to be clear on what your roles and responsibilities include and what the boundaries of your role are whilst remaining professional at all times.
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All this is in line with the LLUK Standard Domain E "The role of feedback in effective evaluation and improvement of own assessment skills."

I have the task of Identifying Needs. It is important that you identify the needs of your learners so you can design the course to reflect individual differences. Although this is usually described as the first stage in the teaching/training cycle it is a process that may have to be deferred until you meet your learners for the first time and usually should be a continuing requirement throughout the learning journey. However, some organisations interview their learners before the course, or there may be an application process where learner needs can be identified.
The range of learner needs can be described by a variety of acronyms – one of which is SPICE: Social – | | might affect how a learner can interact with others or how they view learning especially if they have had previously bad experiences of education. | Physical – | | might affect how a learner can access learning (e.g. sensory disabilities or reduced mobility). | Intellectual– | | might affect how a learner gains new knowledge/skills. Learners may be at different academic or skill levels and take longer or shorter times to process new knowledge/skills than others in the group. | Cultural – | | might affect learner views, values and beliefs. | Emotional – | | might affect learner motivation or ability to concentrate. |
In all cases
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