Reflective Account Essay

Submitted By Yuvraj-Tandon
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Vandana Tandon (Unit 301) – Task B

Reflective Account
The most important task for teacher is to educate the learner. ‘The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.’ To do so the better learning environment has to be created in the classroom. Positive behaviour or good behaviour of students motivates the teacher to do a better delivery or better teaching for his students. Students also get motivated because of better learning, which is as a result of better delivery by the teachers.
Good behaviour is an important aspect of school life and enables pupils to be responsible citizens.
Negative behaviour or unacceptable behaviour prevents effective teaching and learning from taking place. This kind of behaviour damages the education of the learner or all learners involved in inappropriate behaviour. The bad behaviour not only damages the education of the person involved but also it damages the education of other children in the group too.
It is a ground rule to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others, including one self. Appropriate behaviour and respect for everyone in the group, to ensure that session runs smoothly. Else problems may occur which could disrupt the session and need to misunderstanding or behaviour problems.
Ways to promote equality and value diversity
We promote equality and value diversity by respecting others opinion. When teaching and training, one should always ensure one is:
Non judgemental
Challenge any direct or indirect discrimination, stereotyping, prejudice, harassment, bullying and biased attitude by one self or others
Do not have favourite learners or give some more attention than others
Do not indulge minority at the expense of the majority
Ensure particular groups are no offended: faith or religion
Ensure individual learners are not disadvantaged or overly advantaged
Reflect on one’s own attitudes, values and beliefs so that one is not imposing these on one’s learners
Treat all learners with respect and dignity
Use and activities and assessments which are pitched at the right levels
Use questions which are worded so as not to cause embarrassment to the learners
The importance of identifying and meeting the need of learners
Each learner is unique, and brings to the learning situation his or her own different learning style, knowledge set, pool of past experiences, and motivation. In learner-centred instruction, it is important for instructors to consider the level of knowledge and skill development attained by the learners prior to instruction. The best way to get this information is by asking the learners themselves. To determine the readiness of participants for learning, the instructor/facilitator should decide, prior to the first class or workshop, how to collect and use data on learner needs. The process of collecting and playing back these data can raise the level of participant excitement about the learning experience. The instructor can use this knowledge throughout the rest of the educational process to customize instructional strategies to enable learners to reach shared educational objectives
There is no single best way to gather information about learner needs. In many situations, instructors can anticipate learner needs based on their prior knowledge about learners who have completed similar instructional sessions. The techniques described below can uncover valuable supplemental information on learner needs in a minimal amount of time. Some of these techniques are more effective than others at shaping learners’ expectations toward the instruction.
Analyse the syllabus—as instructors review the course syllabus, they can ask students to consider the general skills and content knowledge they will need to successfully achieve the outcomes of the course. Instructors can also invite students to ask questions about the course and to express any concerns about prerequisite skills.
Free write—Instructors may ask students to write about a topic that