Task A Rationale
Analyse your role and use of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing individual learning goals with your learners (ref 1.1) |
1.1 An initial assessment can help identify whether the programme is right for the student and that they are not out of their depth by wanting to achieve a higher level than that they are capable of. There could be particular entry requirements for the subject and if they haven’t achieved these from school then the course might not be suitable for them for example some of the students who are studying on the B-tec National Diploma in Health and Social care were disappointed not to start it at level 3 but were given the option to start at ...view middle of the document...
An effective individual learning plan (ILP) is at the heart of assessment, learning, support and achievement. It helps the learner to become an active, motivated partner in learning and this in turn will help us as tutors to establish goals with our learners.
The department of health and social care carry out regular 1:1 tutorials and then 2 progress reviews a year to set very specific personal targets. The subject tutors would complete subject reports and targets prior to the progress reviews.
Explain how your own planning meets the individual needs of learners( ref 2.3) |
2.3 There may be many barriers that we as tutors find out about the students from the initial and diagnostic assessment which will have an impact on our planning. For example, personal circumstances, personal and social skills, health and self-esteem can all impact on the student’s attitude to learning. The student’s ability in numeracy, language and literacy skills will impact on their ability to cope with the course and then there will be the student’s personal needs such as learning styles, learning difficulties along with learning experiences. As a tutor once we understand what makes our students tick then we can begin to make progress and appropriate actions can be taken to support the student. By finding out about each student’s needs at the initial assessment we can plan our teaching methods and resources to meet the individual learning styles. If we find that the needs of the student go beyond our expertise we can refer them to an appropriate specialist.
Explain ways in which teaching and learning plans can be adapted to meet the individual needs of learners. ( ref 2.4) |
2.4 Adapting practice/differentiation means a process of modifying or adapting the curriculum according to the different ability levels of the students in the class. Teachers can adapt or differentiate by changing the content, methods for teaching and learning content and the methods of assessment. It could mean for example dividing the class into four ability groups or dividing them into mixed ability groups in which the students with more experience help the students with less experience. Teachers who know their students well can provide each one with experiences and tasks that will help to improve their learning.
Identify opportunities for learners to provide feedback to inform inclusive practice (ref 2.5) |
2.5 In the department of health and social care there are opportunities for learners to provide feedback to inform inclusive practice for example by:
Progress reviews- A form with questions for the student to fill in about their time at College, their placement, their own development area etc. They can then discuss these with the tutor at the review. An example of this form is enclosed.
Student Representative Meetings- Gives all the students a voice through one person representing them who can engage with the...