Essay on RESPONSIBILITES IN MEETING LEARNERS

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DTTLS: 2013

RESPONSIBILITES IN MEETING LEARNERS’ NEEDS
Learners’ needs (AC 1.4)
Learning needs or styles
Identifying needs:
There are three styles of learning which are Visual, Audio and Kinesthetic.
Visual is a process where learners absorb information through visual means. Learners’ need to see the instructor's body language and facial expression to fully understand the content of a lesson. For audio, learners find it more comfortable through sound and listening. While Kinesthetic learners’ carry out the same process through practical sessions. or hands on approach. http://suite101.com/article/learning-styles--visual-auditory-kinesthetic-a179701 accessed on 28/05/2013. www.support for learning.org/education/learning_styles.cfm. accessed on 25/05/2013

Principles to explain why it is so important to identify and meet learners’ needs in lifelong learning (AC 1.4)
It is important to identify learner’s needs so that one can design and reflect individual differences. http://www.anqdevelopment1-linux.co.uk/04-TheoryTasks/Theory1.htm assessed 03/05/2012. This is the first stage in the learning cycle but could also be a continuous process carried out through out the course length.
Identifying learners need will be appropriate because it will help identify the needs of the learner, identify ways of effective support of learning.
Recognising learner’s entitlement in the learning process and enhancing learners ‘access to and participate in the learning programme
The outcome of identifying the needs of a learner should be to get the learner motivated, involved and to understand what the teacher is trying to do.
Provide audio facilities

Meeting needs
Review these issues by carryout initial assessment by filling in questionnaires
Have lots of mind mapping, visuals as activities

Learners’ needs (AC 1.4)
Knowledge, specialist or Functional Skills needs

Identifying needs:
These are core elements of English, mathematics and ICT that equip individual to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work life and every day life
.http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/downloads/functional_skills.pdf
Accessed on 20/05/2013 p.2.

Meeting needs
Mapping and embedding functional skills in the activities learners are involved in.
Mapping means identifying the areas of subject .i.e. mentoring and counselling where my learners will need to use listening and questioning skills and then find the specific competences related to it .i.e. psychology and brain storming skills.
Embedding on the other hand is making use of natural occurring activities to help learner’s develop functional skills. These could be done by consulting a functional skills specialist for advice on how I as a teacher embed such skills in my learner’s. Francis and Gould 2009 p. 164

Learners’ needs (AC 1.4)
Skill needs, specialist or generic,

Identifying needs:
Identifying the keyboarding skills of learners,
Unable neither to operate the computer successfully nor to operate office suite on windows which will be very essential for course work, Lack of access to Basic Services, Attitudes, and inadequate support services

Learners’ needs (AC 1.4)
Groups,…