Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching/training cycle.
The VT Engineering Academy is located within HMS Sultan Naval Engineering
College in Gosport. It is a post 16 engineering college delivering
recognised apprenticeships to the commercial sector. The technical delivery is broken
down into two main parts: academic and craft each with their own external standards
to comply with: for academic it is the EDEXCEL Business Technician Education
Council (BTEC) and for craft the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), both
craft and academic studies run concurrently as part of nationally recognised
engineering apprenticeship. It is the roles, responsibilities and boundaries of the
academic instructor across the whole teaching cycle that will be discussed within this
essay. The five stages can be expressed as: planning and preparation; initial assessment of
the student to be taught; delivery of the lesson, summative examination, evaluation, which
then assists the planning and preparation phase and so the cycle continues. At every stage of
this cycle the teacher will have very distinctive roles, responsibilities and boundaries,
obviously these will differ between establishments and the subjects taught. To
illustrate this, the essay will examine an academic instructor of the VT Engineering
Academy teaching an EDEXCEL module up to level 3.
“Designing an appropriate teaching plan is quite a complex area of teaching. There are two important factors to be considered in order to implement effective teaching: does the plan fit the purpose and are the student’s abilities taken into consideration. Furthermore, for these plans to be effective teachers have to utilize a variety of methods”.
Johnson, R. T., & Johnson, D. W. (1986). Action research: Cooperative
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