Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries (where your job starts and ends) as a teacher would be in terms of the teacher/training cycle The training cycle consists of the following phases; identifying aims and objectives, planning, delivering the course, assessment and evaluation. The cycle can be started at any phase but should be followed all the way round for it to be most effective. The trainers role is to identify the aims of the course as defined by the examining board or syllabus in order that objectives can be set . Gravells (third edition,p 42) defines aims and objectives in the following way “the aim is the what and the objective is the how” .As the trainer becomes familiar with the learners and repeats the training cycle the needs of the learners should be considered at this phase for example physical disabilities or dyslexia which the trainer may not have been aware of initially. During the planning phase the trainers role is to prepare a lesson plan which when delivered will achieve the course objectives .When planning lessons several factors need to be considered , for example the aims and objectives, time and resources available for delivery ,different learning styles (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic) and how learning is going to be evaluated .Planning is important so that the needs of the learner and the syllabus are both met when the course is delivered. A variety of teaching methods should be included in the lesson plan, for example lecture, role play, discussion, and demonstration to maximise the potential for learning. The trainer should plan how resources can be used most effectively for the learner group ,for example handouts using a larger font size for visually impaired learners .During the delivery phase the trainer is responsible for ensuring they are well prepared and appropriately qualified to teach the subject , and maintaining the welfare of the learners ( for example health and safety). The trainer is also...
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