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Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle.

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Adrian Clarida Unit 1 PTTLS Theory question 1 Level 4 Review what your role, responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher would be in terms of the teaching/training cycle. The role of a teacher constantly evolves, not only do you have to assess your pupils, but also the effectiveness of your own teaching. Not all students are equal and it is key to teach with no preconceptions, Atherton thought this would greatly effect how they will learn as you will treat them differently without actually intending to do so; this can also create a 'self fulfilling prophecy' by 'labelling' students. (Atherton, 2009) Carl Rodgers believed it is one of the responsibilities of a teacher to treat each pupil as an equal and be non-judgemental in order for us to evaluate their individual needs; like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Rodgers felt that each person has the desire for self actualisation and it is our responsibility as a teacher to facilitate this. ...read more.

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Finding the right motivation and identifying our student's needs is important within the teaching cycle. My students will vary greatly from each other in many ways, some will have a strong musical background, and others may have none but will have come from a DJ background; also due to their own personal musical tastes the output from each student will vary incredibly. However, their one uniting factor is the use of technology in writing music. It is important to consider the differing learning styles of individuals when planning and designing lesson plans as this will greatly alter the effectiveness of the lesson. Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle suggests there are four stages that follow each other in a cyclical mode: Concrete Experience (Feeling), Reflection (Watching), Abstract Conceptualisation (Thinking) and finally Active Experimentation (Doing); Honey and Mumford also suggest a similar theory based around the same sequence with the Activist, the Reflector, the Theorist and the Pragmatist. ...read more.

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At the end of each module a further assessment would be set to make certain the information has been properly absorbed. This form of continual formative assessment and evaluation is important when teaching the computer-based modules as each section is needed to be able to continue with other i.e. Drum - EQ - Compression Like the teaching cycle, once the three are in place, the learner can find himself or herself constantly dropping into the cycle at different points. It's not just our students who are always learning, it is also important that we gain feedback to assess ourselves and thus evaluate the effectiveness of our own teaching. Carl Rogers Biography - (1902-87), Freedom to Learn for the 80s[On-line] http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/3447/Carl-Rogers.html" Accessed 21 January 2010 Atherton, J.S. (2009) Learning and Teaching; Experiential Learning [On-line] http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/experience.htm#Experiential Learning Styles Accessed: 24 January 2010 Petty, G. (1998) Teaching Today, Stanley Thornes, Cheltenham. Atherton, J.S. (2009) Learning and Teaching; Labelling students [On-line] http://www.learningandteaching.info/teaching/labelling.htm Accessed: 25 January 2010 ...read more.

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