Describe what your roles and responsibilities are at each stage of the training cycle and explain what your boundaries are as a teacher The training cycle consists of four stages 1. Training need 2. Design/Planning 3. Delivery/Implementation 4. Evaluation Training need This is the initial stage of the training process. As a trainer/teacher I would require to identify the needs of the student/class. This would be to ensure that the direction of instruction is specific to their requirements. What is their role.
What are they expected to do with the new knowledge. Is it being given at the correct time for their developmental needs. I would to do this by setting up initial assessment. Completion of pre course questionnaire. Enrolment/information sheet. In my role of Motorcycle instructor this would have taken place in a pre course assessment ride during which a face to face evaluation of their riding history would have taken place. All of this would identify to me their present knowledge and future learning requirements and enable me to structure the training correctly.
I would be restricted in this area by the need to ensure there is adequate resources to give the training identified and that it meets the constraint of costings. Design/Planning This part has to be systematic and consistent. This can be achieved by having set aims and objectives. Decide what learning method is best suited to the student/class. Use of visual aids (flip charts, power point), discussions or involvement by participation (kinaesthetic). I would ensure that the content takes the student through from simple to complex learning.
Build in assessments. This will allow me to check and monitor progress of delivery but also allow a check of knowledge. As a result a lesson plan would be formulated. I would consider the implications of costs, not only monetary but time as well. Does the design/plan fit within the time constraints to allow the subject matter to be delivered effectively. Delivery/Implementation Establish at the start my credibility to gain trust and confidence from the student/class. Ensure that I am fully prepared and have correct resources.
Consider the student /class so that the pitch of the delivery can be gauged. This can be affected by class size, location and environment in which it is given. I would also have to consider welfare issues. I would ensure that the student/class feel free to engage in the lesson and contribute their ideas. I would not put pressure on them to give answers/thoughts. Make sure that if the pause and pounce method is used it is done with the correct timing to encourage response and not close the student down. Consider cultural differences.
For instance some cultural etiquette would preclude male to female approach, gaining eye contact although good to establish rapport to some might seem a challenge or threat to others. Evaluation Evaluation would allow me to identify that the lesson has been learned. Have the aims and objectives been met. Can or is the student/class able to transpose this new knowledge into their workplace or role. I would evaluate this by use of tests, exams, knowledge checks and feedback. This would highlight any further training need which in turn would be fed back into the training cycle.
This aids me and also those who have initiated the training to establish, has it met the training aims/objectives (training needs). Can the design/delivery be improved. Is it cost effective. Was it effective. Conclusion As a teacher my role would be to allow and encourage student dialogue. Make sure that aims and objectives are met and are specific to their needs. Ensure that that there is a means of assessing the student knowledge. All students to have equal and appropriate advantages to learn, in a safe environment. I am responsible for the development of the student in their learning cycle.
This is done by continual assessment or reassessment of both the student and the content/method of learning. Encouraging the broadening of student knowledge. I am bound to ensure that the balance of teacher/student relationship is maintained. I must also ensure that my opinion does not impose. This allows the student to have defined direction within the learning influence so that lines of order and respect are not blurred.
Ref Points Practical Teaching a guide to PTLLS & CTLLS – Linda Wilson. Course Workbook. Internet.