A guide for anyone who wants to teach

Author: JamesBarron (Page 1 of 6)

Evaluate the Effectiveness of use of Creative and Innovative Approaches in Own Area of Specialism

Within the computing department there are many creative and innovative approaches utilised during teaching and assessment. The approaches include independent yearlong student projects, external employer’s projects and mock interviews, games demonstrations and exhibitions, paid work experience placement within industry and overseas including Prague and China. Many of the independent yearlong student projects have provided some […]

The Application of Pedagogical Principles

In my area of specialism there are sections that are easy to teach and natural to learn, by selecting a diverse approach to my teaching I maximise student learning by appealing to their learning preferences. Other sections are more complex and challenging to both teach and learn and, as a result, require that I fully […]

Theories of Behaviour Management

The primary theory included so far has been a behaviourist theory from B. F. Skinner, other theories are available that can assist in behaviour management, such as a cognitivist approach from Jean Piaget and Philip Kendall in which students are encouraged to mentally process their behaviour, this can be extremely effective with a student that […]

Ways of Encouraging Behaviours that Contribute to a Purposeful Learning Environment

Avoiding disruptive behaviour before it occurs while teaching is far more effective than managing poor behaviour once it has occurred. Making effective use of positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement will reduce the need for punishments and sanctions. (Skinner, 1974) developed the theory that behaviour is the result of consequences, both positive or negative. A very […]

How Working with Other Agencies can Promote Diversity.

Many teaching establishments work with a wide selection of external agencies that promote diversity, numerous UK courses have associations with the NHS who look after adults and children at home and at school and provide residential and nursing care. This association helps students realise there are other people within the community that are less fortunate […]

The Skills and Qualities Required for a Personal Tutoring Role

In order to be an effective personal tutor, there are some important skills and qualities that the tutor must possess. These include logistical and curriculum planning, good organisational and communication skills, pragmatic and diplomatic abilities. A good tutor must also be knowledgeable, friendly, respectful, patient and a good listener, as well as having many other […]

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