“Explain the role and responsibilities of a teacher and the relationship between different professionals in the lifelong learning”
Overview of teaching or instruction within education, teachers facilitate student learning, often in a school or academy or perhaps in another environment such as outdoors. A teacher who teaches on an individual basis may be described as a tutor.
The objective is to teach through either an informal or formal approach to learning, including a course of study and lesson plans that will teach skill, knowledge and/or thinking skills. Different approaches to teaching are often referred to as pedagogy (1). When deciding what teaching method teacher will use, they will consider students' background knowledge, environment, and their learning goals as well as standardised curriculum as to determined by the relevant awarding body or awarding body. Some teachers place learning outside of the classroom by accompanying students on educational trips. The increasing use of technology, specifically the rise of the internet over the past decade including physical development with Ipads and touch screen devices, has begun to shape the way teachers approach their roles in the classroom and even the way they interact with learning.
Teaching using pedagogy also involves assessing the educational levels of the learners on a particular skill. Understanding the pedagogy to assess the students in a classroom involves using differentiated instruction as well as supervision to meet the needs of all learners’ in the classroom. Pedagogy can be thought of in two manners. Firstly, teaching itself can be taught in many different ways, hence, using pedagogy of teaching styles. Secondly, the pedagogy of the learners comes into play when a teacher assesses the pedagogic diversity of their learners and differentiates for the individual learners to appropriate level.
I feel the most significant difference between primary school and secondary school teaching is the relationship between teachers and children. In secondary schools they will be taught by different subject specialists each session during the week and may have 10 or more different teachers. In most In primary schools each class has a teacher who stays with them for most of the week and will teach them the whole of the curriculum. The relationship between children and their teachers tends to be closer in the primary school, were as in secondary school that closeness doesn’t really extend to all the teachers and doesn’t really form that close bond as I would call it, “Apple and Gift” (A+G) for primary, “Greif and Agro (G+A) for secondary.
The examples I shall be using will be Teacher, Trainer, Assessor, vocational trainer
Firstly the responsibilities of a teacher or lecturer is to check preparation before commencing any teaching activity and last minute photocopying of any recourses they may need or require. They then teach their lesson as per the schedule or the timetable.
Break – check any e-mails that will need attention then take the second part of the lesson. Once the second part of the lesson has been complete break and completes any administration that will need to be completed. Break for lunch and discuss with a colleague any discipline problems that might of occurred from the morning, finish any other admin and prepare for next lessons for the afternoon sessions, also any other enquires from new work colleague or sick notes that might have been handed in mark register then teach lesson, after the lesson there will be an afternoon break. Any tests for reflective activities should be handed or ready to be handed to the last part of the lesson. They will finish this lesson and now the job of Admin will start, reviewing learner’s progress and my share with colleagues or recording documents for this to reflect on what went well and what could be changed. Check for any syllabus updates or Ofsted updates
The responsibilities of a trainer