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  • Trainer Development: Some Thoughts and Reflections Paul Cutler Taken from the NCB PEAL Development Days - October 2008
  • Purpose of the session
    • Explore options for continuing development and accreditation
    • Share some learning from the PTLLS course
    • Identify priorities for personal and shared development and support
  • Sorry for the jargon and acronyms!
    • PTLLS is Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Benefits of development
    • Quality
    • Consistency
    • Improvement
    • Confidence
    • Networks
    • Knowledge, skills and attitudes
    • Broadens awareness of training and teaching contexts
    • Selling yourself
    • Developing better products and courses to sell!
  • Routes to development
    • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
    • Institute for Learning www.ifl.ac.uk
    • Accreditation of prior learning
    • PTTLS
    • CTLLS
    • PEAL Facilitators Course
    • PEAL Development Days
  • PTLLS - Preparing to Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
    • City & Guilds Level 3 and 4
    • 30 hours study
    • 16 written assignments - 8 theory and 8 practical
    • Reflective diary
    • Video assessment!
    • Group work and eLearning
  • How did it feel?
    • Why me?
    • What will I learn? I am experienced!
    • Seeing yourself on video!
    • Getting peer and tutor feedback
    • Learning from other great trainers
    • New materials
    • Re-looking at familiar ideas
    • Being accountable and structured
  • Course areas
    • Learning styles and learning theory
    • Planning and structure
    • Equality and diversity
    • Teaching, training and facilitation
    • Assessment
    • Functional skills
    • Tools, styles and equipment
    • Motivation and feedback
    • Accountability, records and health & safety
  • Learning 1 - Training Objectives
    • SMART
    • Action verbs
    • Ability to evidence
    • Examples - demonstrate, list, describe, evaluate, create, produce, measure, identify, categorize
    • Reflection - “wow, my old objectives were not so good”
  • Learning 2 - Functional Skills
    • Literacy, language and numeracy
    • Accessibility
    • Clarity
    • Embedding
    • Reflection - “confession - I don’t think enough about this”
  • Learning 3 - Revisiting Learning Styles
    • Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic
    • Activist, Reflector, Pragmatist, Theorist
    • Kolb’s Learning Cycle
    • The Training Cycle
    • Reflection - “yes, I know all this BUT how am I using it?”
  • Learning 4 - Assessment
    • Importance of assessment
    • Linking to clear learning outcomes
    • Benefits
    • Methods of assessment
  • Learning 5 - Course Structure
    • Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
    • Scheme of work
    • Session plans
    • Linked to aims and objectives
    • Communicating to others
    • Reflection - “this feels more professional and less intuitive”
  • Conclusions
    • Revisiting familiar stuff is very useful
    • Reflection is powerful
    • Being the learner rather than the trainer for a change
    • Applying the learning to current and new work
    • It is nice to have a new certificate!
  • Exercise - Small Group Discussion
    • What are your personal development needs as a trainer over the next 12 months?
    • What support would you want from PEAL?