The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992:
As a teacher in graphic design, I must ensure that I adhere to Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and give my students sufficient breaks to prevent eye strain.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995:
In accordance with the Disability Act I should take any measures that make reasonable adjustments to overcome the physical barriers to access for disabled people within the college.
I will have to make sure that disabled students are provided with appropriate facilities to help them continue their education, like other students, taking part in practical activities in the art department.
Design activities need to be set appropriate to each pupils individual abilities, promoting equality through different teaching methods. For instance, I will upload a series of video tutorials onto Moodle and direct individual student to the tutorial appropriate to their skill levels.
There is one dyslexic student on the BA Graphic Design course, so providing handouts and project briefs on different coloured paper is essential. I always try to ensure that any documents given to this student only contain instructions needed for the exercise without any unnecessary detail as these could be distracting.
1.3 Evaluate own responsibilities in lifelong learning.
It may sound obvious, but I believe that at the core of a teacher’s role is to give the students an opportunity to learn. I could stand at the front of the class all day and teach but if the learners don't want to learn, then they probably won't. As a teacher my responsibility is to make the learning engaging and enjoyable and tailor the learning experience to meet the different needs of each student. There are also responsibilities to look after dignity, welfare, health and safety and to ensure that learning has in fact occurred. A teacher’s role is to communicate the relevant knowledge to the students and to ensure what’s being taught is in-turn being transferred to learning. The effectiveness of teaching is apparent when there is equal parity and co-operation from the learners.
1.4 Review own responsibilities in identifying and meeting needs of learners.
When I explain something to a student, I also plan how I need to evaluate how well that student has understood my explanation. So my role as a teacher is to know what is required from the student, and to know the standard of the student’s learning ability.
If a student wanted to learn how to build a website, I would try to see if they can follow a tutorial and also work alongside to see if they prefer to watch me doing it. My role is to transfer my skills to another person and give them practice so they are confident in both knowledge and ability.
If a person is not interested then, they may need another approach to capture their interest. Allowing students a choice of what to learn in the next session puts them in charge and provides confidence.
2.1 Analyse the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles.
First of all I need to clarify the definition of the key points to cover in this section.
Role: the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
Responsibilities: a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation
Boundaries: a limit of something abstract, especially a subject or sphere of activity
So my role as a teacher is create and facilitate opportunities for learning. I need to plan lessons effectively, find and prepare appropriate materials, do research and assess both learners and myself. I also need to...