The benefits and limitations of communication methods and media used in own area of specialism


While communicating with students I use a variety of communication methods, the most common being Verbal. Verbal communication is good for providing feedback as it is instant but it may not be heard by the student, especially if the student has hearing difficulties. Teachers must be careful when providing verbal feedback as both positive and … Read more

Best Laptop for Teachers

Best Teacher Laptop

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Purposes and types of assessment used in education and training


Abstract This paper delves into the various assessment methods employed in educational settings, spanning initial interviews to diagnostic, formative, and summative evaluations. Special emphasis is placed on the benefits and drawbacks of each method, as well as the accommodations provided for students with special needs, to ensure an equitable assessment environment. Introduction Assessments are integral … Read more

Ways In which teaching and learning plans can be adapted to meet the individual needs of learners

learning plan

It is essential to promote equality and diversity whilst ensuring there is no discrimination while teaching as this will encourage an inclusive learning environment and “it is unlawful for a school to discriminate against a pupil or prospective pupil by treating them less favourably because of their: sex, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, … Read more

How ethical and political considerations and issues of confidentiality will be observed in practice


Conducting any kind of research requires careful consideration of possible ethical and political issues, this is especially true within the teaching environment due to students possibly being under the age of 18 years old, data privacy surrounding students marks, student safety and being able to perform action research within established rules and policies. There are … Read more

The implications of a model of action


Abstract Action research, despite lacking a universally accepted definition, boasts a variety of valuable definitions and models to guide its implementation (Koshy, Koshy, & Waterman, 2010). Among the notable models is the Spiral Model by Kemmis and McTaggart. This model, characterised by its stages, such as planning, acting, observing, reflecting, and re-planning, is renowned for … Read more

Key features of the action research process


The process of action research is a cycle that would normally have 2 or more iterations, depending upon the action research model there are varying stages within the cycle, these stages include the following: Problem/area for improvement identification, which is the purpose of the action research based on the area that requires improvement, a question … Read more

The purpose of action research

Action Research

The purpose of action research is to gather information in an attempt to solve a problem or make an improvement, which may have been highlighted as a result of self-evaluation or student feedback. While this is the core purpose, the motivations may be different, the motivation may be sincere and the goal to be improvement … Read more