Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching / training cycle.
The ‘Training Cycle’ has five constituent parts; identifying needs and planning, designing, facilitating, assessing, and evaluation. (Ann Gravells 2008)
As a trainer I identify the training needs of the students, both in respect of the syllabus requirements from the organisations point of view, and from the point of view of the students and their preferred learning styles. I do this by referring to the existing syllabus produced by the organisation, or where no syllabus exists by producing a syllabus in consultation with other trainers based on our professional / ...view middle of the document...
I put any reasonable adjustments in place to enable student learning, by ensuring that all PowerPoint presentations are set against a pastel yellow background, and by using a minimum size 11 Arial font. I prepare and set out a scheme of work, and session plans. I ensure that I have copied and prepared the appropriate number of handouts, for the students.
I am aware of my boundaries as a trainer, for example it is inappropriate to get too personal with a student. This is unprofessional and could cause discord with other students, which would cause a block to learning. I am aware that my role as a trainer puts me in a position of authority and I am mindful that I should not present my own views and values to students, but rather encourage the student to reflect, and develop their own views / values.
I prepare the venue with regards to suitability, and health and safety. I do this by conducting a dynamic risk assessment of the venue, and equipment / materials to be used during the session. I facilitate learning in a manner appropriate to the student involved in the learning process by considering the previous experience and knowledge of the student.
A vital part of the teaching process involves my assessing the understanding of the students with regards to the subject taught. These assessments can be formative, i.e. ongoing, or summative, i.e. at the end.
An example of a formative...