Short Introduction to Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships in Lifelong Learning for New Teachers

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‘Provide a short introduction to roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning for new entrants to your profession’ In this assignment I will explore the role, responsibilities and the building of relationships as a teacher of I.T. to adults in a college environment, a career which I am aspiring towards. There are different aspects to consider when thinking of a tutor’s role and responsibilities, ranging from explicit legislative requirements and codes of practice which are set in place for you, to the professional duty you have to your students to ensure that they complete the course and do so in a healthy and safe environment. Firstly, let’s consider legislation and codes of practice. A legislative requirement can be…show more content…
a Code of Practice for an I.T. tutor would be different to one for an Auto Mechanic Tutor. A summary of a couple of examples of I.T. Codes of Practice for colleges taken from the Telford and Wrekin council websitev are: 1) Ensure good practice in respect of security of usernames and passwords of students, reminding them not to leave their computer logged on and unlocked when unattended, to make their passwords unique and not to disclose them to anyone. 2) Ensure good anti-virus software and appropriate firewalls are installed to prevent external attacks and data compromise. Promote flagging up by students if any distressing material has been accessed, or if they suspect an attack or virus etc. Further roles and responsibilities Promoting Equality and Valuing Diversity: Dictionary.com defines equality and diversity as follows: Equality: “the state or quality of being equal” with ‘equal’ defined as “alike in value; of the same rank, merit.”vi Diversity: “the state or fact of being diverse” with ‘diverse’ defined as “of various kinds or forms”vii In line with the various legislation and Codes of Practice, a tutor must take measures and make allowances to promote equality and ensure that diversity within the learner group is valued, rather than seen as a divisive barrier. All learners have the right to attend and participate, and so this must be stressed to the group by setting ground rules. Ground rules should be agreed upon

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