Ann Gravells (1) The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Cycle Part 1 – Identifying Needs
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Ann Gravells (1) The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Cycle Part 1 – Identifying Needs


Hello my name is Ann Gravells and this
is video one of five on the teaching learning and assessment cycle cycle
starts with identifying needs and there is a full chapter chapter 3 in both of
these textbooks with lots more information in detail if you’d like to
look at them later identify leads really is all about finding out three things I
feel that’s the needs of the organization the needs of you as a
teacher or a trainer and the needs of your learner’s we look at the needs of
the organization first that’s really to do with the curriculum that they’re
offering ie the subjects or the qualifications and that could be based
on local employment needs for example a large company needs all the staff to
take a particular qualification or it could be based on unemployment and
addressing that or other factors or just other qualifications that there is a
demand for so the next aspect is the teaching means or your needs as a
trainer you need to know the subject that you’re delivering or the
qualification requirements you need to find out how you will deliver and assess
the qualification or program you also need to know the room that you’re going
to be delivering in and what resources and equipments are available to you and
the third aspect is the learner the most bottom-1 what are the needs of the
learners now hopefully you’ll be able to find these out perhaps at the interview
stage and that could be things like simple questions how do I get to the
venue is there any transport available if I come in my car where do I park or
it could range to other aspects such as any health needs or issues that might
affect attendance during the program it’s important to flag down the learners
needs so that you can help address them throughout the time that they’re with
you and this is often known as initial or diagnostic assessment initial
assessment is as it stands it starts at the beginning initial being at the
beginning of something this is usually at the beginning of the program so that
you can find out all about your learner and any needs that they might have where
as diagnostic assessment is there to diagnose things for example to diagnose
what their current skills or knowledge is regarding the subject and you can
also use this type of assessment to find out about learning preferences
every learner learns in a different way if you imagine when you’ve got a new
mobile phone did you just get it poke and prod with the buttons and learn by
doing or did you read the instruction manual and go through things carefully
and logically or did you ask a friend or someone to show you what to do
enabling you to watch them and then ask questions everybody learns in a
different way and I think if you can you can carry out a learning preference
questionnaire with and that will help you plan your
sessions to meet their particular style of learning so that learning is more
effective for them well once you’ve found out what the particular needs are
ask them how you can help them often the learner is best able to tell you how you
could help them with any particular needs they have but don’t feel you’ve
got to address all of their needs there will be things that other people
can help them with for example finance to cover course costs it might be that
there is some funding available and you could refer them to someone that could
help them or transport issues if there isn’t any transport laid on your
organization you can point them in the direction where they could find out
perhaps suitable train or bus times so it’s not all about you having to do
everything often it’s just pointing your learner in the right direction or to the
right person or agency that could help them with things but ideally if there
are things that you feel will affect the learning for example if you have a
learner with dyslexia it’s possible to produce handouts on pastel colored paper
and they’re easy for them to so rather than just copying their
handouts or pastel paper and sync them in the mouth why not copy them all up
hustle paper for all your learners and then that’s part of them being included
in the session and not having to stand out in any way that they’re a bit
different but really you should set up what we call an individual learning plan
often known as an ILP and that will outline what qualification or program um
is taking with suitable targets and days for those and also outline any needs
they have and how you plan to address them and you can also address them as
part of your teaching a learning plan or session you can make a note of what
their needs are and how you will differentiate during session to meet
those needs so thank you very much for watching the short video on initial
assessments this was video 1 of 5 and I look forward to see you again in the
next video. www.anngravells.com

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5 thoughts on “Ann Gravells (1) The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Cycle Part 1 – Identifying Needs

  1. HELP anyone. I used these wonderful videos to help clarify the teaching and learning cycle, how do I reference these in my very first assignment? 

  2. Dear Ann, do you cooperate with IODT company? On their website is a video with you and they are using your materials. I'm asking, because this company behave totally differently what you are teaching.

  3. I've just started studying towards my level 3 qualification and Ann is included in the materials. I really enjoy listening to the content, it's very comprehensive and engaging.

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