Teaching Learning Approaches Ptlls Assignment


Page 1 PTTLS Assignment 2


Roles, Responsibilities & Ground Rules


January 2011


Aminder K Nijjar 

Review a range of assessment methods available and explain the ones youwould use for your subject area. Evaluate the use of assessment methods indifferent contexts, including reference to initial assessment. Justify the typesof assessment records you would complete and explain why.

 Assessment can be helpful to me, as the teacher, and to my

learners, as it “...is ameasure of learning, at a given point in time.” (Gravells and Simpson, 2010, p61),

thus allowing us to check the learners

progress on the course.There is a virtually endless list of assessment methods; therefore, some of the morecommon methods, as presented by Wilson (2008) are reviewed below.Observation as an assessment method would be useful to me in assessing


presentation skills as part of the job recruitment part of the course. This methodwould be especially appropriate as the topic and method is very practical. In addition,to help the learner observe their own competence, I would (after gaining their consent), record the observation using a camera and then watch the recording withthe learner and discuss what we observed in the viewing. Other contexts in whichobservation could be used include vocational courses, such as teaching, caring andmotor vehicle engineering. During initial assessment, observation could be used to

observe the learner‟s current skill level where they are app

lying for a higher levelcourse, for which prior skills are needed, such as a diploma in engineering.Simulation, in which a real-life situation is simulated, can be used in courses such asfirst aid or counselling as learning in the real situations would be inappropriate. Aspart of initial assessment, it

could be used to assess a learner‟s skill in a higher skills

level course in which prior learning was essential. Examples of this could becustomer care (reception and switchboard duties) and elderly care (lifting anddealing with difficult situations). I would use simulation with my learners for interviewpreparation, as this will allow them to gain an insight into an interview experience. A project as a form of assessment can be used in a variety of academic andvocational

courses, such as A‟ levels and hospitality, as the method requires

learners to undertake a number of steps to reach a conclusions or carry out a task,and a project will allow them to pull together the various component parts. I would

Ptlls Assignment 2 Task 1understand Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Lifelong Learning

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Assignment 2 Task 1
Task 1- Understand inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
This briefing document is for staff development and is designed to support staff to have a better understanding of inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning. At the end of the briefing session participants will be aware of what inclusive learning involves, how to motivate and engage students and establish ground rules. Participants will be learning the importance of providing students with constructive feedback to assist with motivating their learning. That student’s should be encouraged to contribute, discuss and learn from the feedback. Additionally the briefing will inform participants can use opportunities to advise students to…show more content…

Once I have identified the student’s motivation I would develop an individual plan that would remove each of these barriers and enable the student to move to the next level.

I would motivate my students by developing a plan of learning that set clear targets, within a suitable timeframe, providing constructive feedback in a positive manner. If a student was having difficulty with a particular driving manoeuvre I would provide additional advice and guidance either by providing a detailed written guide (in a different font), a video recording, a detailed diagram or by personally demonstrating the task. Once an individual task had been completed to a satisfactory level I would praise them on their personal achievement and they were capable of achieving obtaining their driving licence.

When the student had achieved their aims of passing the driving test I would provide free of charge a theory and practical lesson in how to enter, exit and drive on a motorway. Students are not permitted to drive in this environment until they have passed their driving test. This would be a motivating and ongoing development of their driving skills and would provide a current assessment with positive feedback to the student on this new challenge. I would also offer advice for students to progress to an additional voluntary test that once successfully completed could reduce their insurance premium. This also would be a motivating factor due to the financial implications.


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