Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Task 4 - Analyse different ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners, which underpin *behaviour* and respect for others.
Every teacher has rules and regimes, even if they are not overtly stated (Teaching Today by Geoff Petty. Rules and regimes, page 102). On the other hand, all students have different expectations of themselves, of each other, of their teacher and of their learning environment. Therefore, it is often necessary to establish ground rules with the learners, which underpin behaviour and respect for others.
It is especially important to establish a set of ground rules when meeting ...view middle of the document...
However, if the learners are allowed to set their own ground rules they may take ownership of them and will be more likely to adhere to them.
My learners which are adult learners attends our sessions voluntarily, are motivated to learn, have more self-discipline than younger ones and are not usually disruptive.
In light of the above, it would appear to be more effective to use the third method in my case so both I and the learners have an opportunity to put ourviews forward. Once all views have been considered, a fair and useable set of rules to suit everyone can be produced. A disadvantage to this method may be that it takes a little longer to sort out!
When considering the views of everyone, I always bear in mind that the adult learners are not children and will not tolerate being treated as such but at the same time also remembering that without ground rules disruptionscan occur.
Having ground rules gives a firm boundary for all learnersto work within. Often, if a...