1 - Understand you own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning
The teaching environment that is being taught in is technical side of construction. It is a level 3 qualification and the aim is to provide the leaners with the knowledge for some of the office based construction careers. From this qualification the learners can either progress on to HNC/D or to university depending on what they would like to do.
Personal attributes to this cohort of learners extends from having 14 years’ experience from dealing with the construction industry and designing buildings.
The cohort of learners varies in age ranging from 16-18 year old to 35-40 year olds. Some are ...view middle of the document...
Code of Practice – is a set of rules outlining how a person in a particular profession or situation is expected to behave.
Statutory Code of Practice – is a Code of Practice approved by Parliament and admissible as evidence in any legal action.
There are various different pieces of legislation and codes of practice that cover the teaching profession:
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & 2005
Equality Act 2006
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Data Protection Act 1998
IFL Code of Practice for Teachers (2008)
Protection of Children Act 1999
Every Child Matters
In addition to these there are some specific regulations that need to be followed regarding construction, they are:
Building Regulations 2010
Construction & Design Management Regulations 1992
1.2 - Analyse a teacher’s responsibilities for promoting equality and valuing diversity
Doncaster College has an extensive equality and diversity policy that is there to make sure that everybody (staff, learners and visitors) no matter what their background is are treated the same.
Equality as it applies to my role as lecturer in construction and the built environment means non-discrimination of learners wishing to join the course achieve the qualification regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, religion or culture.
Diversity is an important consideration within my role as a lecturer in terms of the diverse background the learners may have.it is important to identify that all learners are different and not the same and may encounter social exclusion due to any personal problems they may have, e.g. unemployment or poor educational attainment.
Acknowledging that no student is the same means it is important to identify individual learning styles in order to effectively plan differentiation in terms of teaching and learning strategies implemented within the planned activities.
Armitage (1999:91) highlights the role of the tutor to be paramount in actively promoting...