Essay on Unit 1 Pgce

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Unit 1: Planning and Preparing for Teaching and Learning
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At present my role is of a hairdressing teacher in a further education college.
I currently teach hairdressing on the NVQ level 1, 2 and 3 programs. Gravel’s, A (2006, p5) suggests that it is all about helping someone to reach their full potential, whether this is for personal or professional reasons, and for me, helping to make a difference to someone’s life can be very rewarding.

Within this assignment I am aiming to discuss the learning outcomes as outlined in Unit 1 - Planning and preparing for teaching and learning to define the roles and responsibilities of a teacher.

Reece and Walker (2003, P4) describe a
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Research has shown that putting emphasis on the individual learner's role is vital to a productive learning experience. It is important to take this into consideration when producing resources and session plans to ensure that all sessions are inclusive to all learners. Regularly updating and assessing the individual learner’s ILP enables me to review a learner’s progress, negotiate priorities with the learner and agree with them an individual learning plan. By doing this it will allow the learner to take responsibility for their own education whist ensuring that they are following the same curriculum design. I would then input the individual goals set onto an assessment tracking system (Pro-monitor) this information is available to all teachers in that curriculum area so that they are aware of individual goals set ensuring continuity and in turn creating an assessment cycle action plan for the academic year. This process allows for the learner’s progress to be continually reviewed against the goals that have been set and allows for them to be amended in order to extend.

It is the responsibility of the teacher to have a detailed profile of the learners, to allow for differentiation in session

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