Session 1: Preparing to teachin the lifelong learning sectorMARTIN LEA
Aims Introduce the course and highlight the necessary procedures Introduce the learning journal Demonstrate the use of an Icebreaker Define the role, responsibilities and boundaries in relation to teaching / training
Introduction Lecturer : Martin Lea firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 785 5426 Moodle
Getting to know you With the person next to you spend 10 minutes preparing a short introduction to the rest of the group Include: Name, and what you are hoping to get out of the course. If you were to be marooned, list 3 people you would like to be with.
Learning Journal As part of your studies you will keep a short learning journal. Update this after every session. Produce a dated document that charts your experiences on the course, what you have learned and what you feel you need to work on
Brief overview of assessmenttasks To achieve the qualification you need to complete the theory assignment and the practical assessment Assessor Award - Assignment You will be required to undertake an assessed micro teach You will also feedback on peer teaching practice and undertake observations
Ice breakers Can be best described as structured activities designed to relax learners, introduce them to each other, and energise them. Do not have to relate to the core subject matter
Activity In small groups discuss any icebreakers you have used or been involved in. Come up with one ice breaker to feedback to the rest of the group
Roles & Responsibilities In your groups you are to come up with a list of ideas that you feel are the key roles for an effective teacher or trainer.
Roles & Responsibilities Motivate students Accommodate learner needs and styles Make the subject interesting Supply workable examples Sequence the subject matter Provide points of referral
Roles & Responsibilities Effective management Differentiation Assess and evaluate Learner focused delivery Allow opportunities for learners to display their learning Give appropriate guidance
Group Activity In your groups please reflect upon the following and feedback to the group Discuss the ‘good’ or positive experiences you have had in education or in professional training either as a tutor or a learner, what did you learn from this? Discuss the ‘bad’ or negative experiences, what did you learn from this and how could it have been rectified?
Professional Boundaries -Discussion Appropriate use of language No physical contact Do not share contact details Vocational dress Appropriate planning Be ‘friendly’ but not ‘friends’ Outside contact should only be in academic or vocationally relevant pre-organised situations
Summary In this session we have looked at the roles and responsibilities of a tutor. We have also discussed the importance of professional boundaries. It is also good practice to reflect on your experiences and learn from them. Use your journals to help you with this. What are your key areas for thought following this session?