PTTLLS Assignment 1

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher


1. Identify Needs – finding out the needs of the organization and the learners, preparing a scheme of work and session plans to deliver group or individual learning, based upon the needs of the organization, the syllabus and the learners. 2. Plan and Design – preparing the environment, suitable delivery resources and handouts. 3. Deliver/Facilitate – teaching and learning in a suitable manner. 4. Assess – ensuring your learners have learnt the necessary skills and knowledge. 5. Evaluate – obtaining feedback from the learners and evaluating in order to modify or make changes in the future.

The Role Of A Teacher.

One of the roles of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector is to value all of their learners individually and equally. Also their role is to create effective and stimulating opportunities for learning through high quality teaching that enables the development and progression of all learners. The role of a teacher in the lifelong learning sector is to plan their sessions by doing lesson plans, preparation of teaching materials, assessing their learners, evaluating themselves and their delivery, completing attendance records, maintaining records of learner progress e.g. interviews, tutorials, assessments, etc. Having a duty of care for your learners, inducting learners to the organization and course, carrying out one to one tutorials and reviews with learners, following professional values and ethics, acting and speaking appropriately, standardizing your practice with others. Attending meetings, marking work, attending promotional events and exhibitions and referring learners to other people or agencies when necessary. The professional should always keep records of the teaching sessions, such as lesson plans and progression reports of the learners.

The Responsibilities Of A Teacher.

One of the responsibilities of someone who is thinking about going into teaching in the lifelong learning sector would be to gain the skills, which are required for the subject , in which you intend to teach. To make sure that they have relevant literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and preferably qualifications. The professional who is working in the lifelong learning sector has the responsibility of making sure that all handouts, lesson plans, presentations and any other writing in which they use is always spellchecked as any spelling mistakes will reflect on the learners! The professional should make sure that they have the skills and attributes required for the teaching position, such as:- adaptive, articulate, assertive, charismatic, committed, communicative, competent, conciliatory, confident, creative, decisive, dedicated, determined, diplomatic, empathic, energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, focused, honest, intelligent, patient, organised, persistent, positive, prepared, professional, realistic, reliable, receptive, respectful, responsible, responsive, trustworthy, thoughtful and supportive.

The Boundaries Of A Teacher.

Boundaries include making telephone calls to learners but not harassing them, getting overfriendly with learners and getting personal with learners. They should not get involved emotionally and always keep contact only on a professional level.

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