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

communication

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

The effectiveness of resources used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting the individual needs of learners

resources

It is essential that a variety of resources are used, including handouts, videos, etc. All students will have a learning preference and will learn more effectively using particular methods. Fleming (Fleming, 2005) divides people into 4 groups based on their learning preferences, these groups are visual, aural, read/write and kinaesthetic or a combination. While selecting … Read more

The effectiveness of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting the individual needs of learners

learning approaches

It is essential that teachers meet the individual needs of learners by using a variety of learning approaches. While teaching there are some learning approaches I use more than others, for example, I find a practical project suits many of my classes due to the hands-on nature of the subject. A practical project will generally … Read more

The relationships and boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles

boundaries

Boundaries are essential while teaching and are often implemented by the teacher to ensure a professional relationship is maintained, for example, ensuring that as a teacher you “preserve a degree of ‘professional distance’” (Gould & Roffey-Barentsen, 2014, p. 24) such as “giving your personal telephone to learners could be seen as encouraging informal contact”. (Gravells, … Read more

Theories, principles and models of communication

Communication Theory

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 … Read more

How the promotion of equality and diversity can protect learners from risk of harm

Equality And Diversity Protects Learners

It is essential that equality and diversity is promoted by lecturers as without promotion the learners may become at risk of harm. Within the classroom students that have inappropriate views may make racist, sexist or other offensive comments to other students as they feel this is acceptable due to a lack of equality and diversity … Read more

Ways in which resources can be classified and stored

storage

Resource management can be a challenging task, as a result having a plan of classification and storage is essential. Physical resources are the most challenging to manage, especially when the equipment is expensive, bulky or delicate. Storage space is incredibly limited within all educational establishments, this results in a limited amount of physical resources being … Read more