A guide for anyone who wants to teach

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Theories, Principles, Models of Learning

“Learning has happened when people can demonstrate that they know something that they didn’t know before (insights and realisations as well as facts) and/or when they can do something they couldn’t do before (skills).” (Mumford, 1995, p. 4) There are many theories of best learning practice and suitable models of learning. Some follow a teacher led […]

Theories, principles and models of communication

Communication is an essential element of teaching, every interaction between lecturer and student involves communication of some kind. “The most basic model of communication involves a sender passing some kind of information or message to a receiver.” (Gould & Roffey-Barentsen, 2014) An example of this is students sitting in a lecture and listening without the opportunity […]

Theories and models of curriculum development

The definition of curriculum varies in terms of “scope, structure and breadth”, (Machin, Hindmarch, Murray, & Richardson, 2016, pp. 162-163) this is likely caused by the different roles within education, ranging from teaching assistants, principles or external verifiers and Ofsted. As a result of this obscurity many different models have been produced to clarify what the […]

Student learning preferences

Along with a number of learning theories there is also the theory that students have different learning preferences. There are several different learning preferences, along with different approaches to interpreting and categorising these different preferences. It is important to deliver “a balance of learning activities in the sessions we deliver to accommodate the mix of […]

Key aspects of a organisation’s policies relating to managing behaviours in a learning environment

Current legislation, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Health and Safety at Work Act and the Equality Act, influences educational establishment policy and the organisation’s Code of Conduct on how staff should manage student behaviour. Educational establishments provide a clear Code of Conduct for the behaviour of students, […]

Points of referral to meet the needs of learners

Students will have a wide selection of needs and requirements and it is essential to identify and meet their individual needs. Identifying a particular need may happen at any time, the most common time is during the student induction process, however, their circumstances can change or they may have been hiding a particular need, as […]

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