Describe/review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher in terms of the teaching cycle.
In my job as a forklift instructor and examiner, I follow the five steps of the teaching cycle. My role is to deliver training to the standard required by Government Legislation. I strive to attain successful outcomes for all students. I also need to ensure that all students are interested and motivated enough to ensure they become competent and safe operators. My responsibilities include maintaining a safe environment, safety of myself and other people who may be affected by acts or omissions (HASAW Act 1974). The boundaries I must follow include work within current ...view middle of the document...
I regularly confirm their understanding of the subject by asking questions to each student in turn, giving them adequate time to think before answering. I confirm their understanding at the end of each section by asking questions. My lesson plan includes all elements of training requirements as designated by HSE Legislation. I demonstrate practical lessons before students practice the movements in turn. I ensure all students are included by way of question and answer sessions. Sometimes I need to adapt training methods to suit the special needs of students, ensuring I show no favouritism of discrimination. I motivate students through praise, inclusion and explanation, answering student questions in a clear and concise manner.
I carry out assessments in several ways depending on individual students. Ongoing assessment is carried out by confirming understanding during and at the end of each lesson. Feedback is gained throughout lessons by questioning students to confirm their understanding. A theory test; is normally in written form with twenty multiple choice questions and five that require written answers. Occasionally I have to conduct the theory test in verbally, asking student the question and receive their verbal answer. This is done in the case of foreign or special needs students including those with dyslexia. Practical tests are also required to comply with HSE legislation. (ACOP’s L117) (Accrediting Bodies Forum 2000). Depending on the student, this can be done as an ongoing assessment or a formal test. I have found that students get very nervous when a test is mentioned, so sometimes a formal test is not appropriate. Whichever method of testing I use; students must be up to the required standard to successfully complete their course.
Verbal feedback is obtained from students at the end of each day as well as throughout lessons. I encourage students to ask questions from the outset of the course, telling them that even if they think the question is silly or that...