Roles and Responsibilities of the Teacher in the Lifelong Learning Sector

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Amanda Smith
Pttles Teaching Programme
Tutor: Joanna Martin
Essay Title/ Level 4 Assessment:
‘Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching/ training cycle’?

Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle.

Traditionally the role of the teacher has been as a purveyor of information and trusted to be the fount of all knowledge. This suggests that the teacher was the one in control of the passing of knowledge onto passive students. Of course this ‘chalk and talk’ approach has now altered dramatically from the ‘traditional’ model and thus altering the role of the teacher. Reece and Walker believe that, “
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The need to encourage innovation and be a keen supporter or motivator as well as catering to the special needs of all the students. Record keeping, administration, organisation and planning are essential to the development of a course and to help to gauge whether the learner’s have learnt from the sessions. I see my role of the teacher as one who orchestrates learning through experience and practical methods interwoven with an accelerated learning style. It is also the role of the teacher to self evaluate his/her sessions. Although, we can have a gut instinct to a delivered session what went well what didn’t work as planned etc it is agreed by many teaching professionals that there need to be a much more structured and systematic approach to self evaluation such as checklists, rating scales, questionnaires or perhaps to keep a diary of each session.
Reece and Walker suggests, to include such diary headings as: prep/ presentation/classroom relationships/ Communications/ Assessment and provide a list of appropriate self designed questions for each heading (Reece & Walker 2002)

The Pro-forma headings for self evaluation could be as Reece and Walker suggest: Preparation/ entry behaviour/Aims; Objectives/ Aids/
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