Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle.
The teaching/ training cycle is a tool which can be used for training to be effective. The cycle can be looked at or used from either the perspective of the learner or of the tutor and the model can start at any stage to give opportunity to improve either a singular lesson or a whole course. The teaching/training cycle looks at five processes: identifying needs, planning and designing, delivering/ facilitating, assessing and evaluating. This cycle can be applied to my current situation as a trainer for a domiciliary care company as I have mandatory courses which are delivered to carers with very mixed abilities.
There are different types of needs which should be met during a teaching/ training session. These can be practical needs (such as the use of an appropriate learning environment with adequate seating arrangements), curriculum needs (where ...view middle of the document...
Currently I am responsible for the delivery of three of these courses plus an additional four optional courses. So, initially need is identified very simply by ascertaining whether attendance has already taken place. However, training needs can also be identified when a client is taken onto our books; an example of this is when we start to care for someone who is dying, I will respond to this by scheduling a palliative care training day. The needs for learning assistance are usually established from the employment application form or by discussion with the individuals attending any training.
Plan and Design
Once the needs have been identified the course can be designed with the final learning outcomes and person specific needs in mind. Often, it can be the responsibility of the teacher to prepare the content of the course, ensuring that all syllabus aims and objectives are met, that timings are appropriate and that information about the learning site, health and safety requirements and housekeeping are included. The plan and design stage may also include the creation of class handouts or presentation slides for display throughout the lessons. In addition to the actual lesson content there is also a requirement for plan and design of the room layout, any required resources and any methods for assessing the learning that takes place. This needs to incorporate any identified requirements of the learners, such as special visual equipment for those with sight impairment or amendments made to course handouts so that they are presented appropriately to those with dyslexia.
In the design of training sessions delivered within the company I work for, the design and layout of the training room is decided upon according to the course content. Handouts and training presentations are produced to ensure that they meet the national minimum standards and training outcomes set by our regulatory bodies. In training that isnâ€™t mandatory, the course content is decided upon and incorporated into clear and concise training slides. Due to the mixed academic ability of the learners, a variety of exercises and group activities are prepared in advance and the most appropriate one selected during the session.