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Unit: 423 Teaching in a Specialist Area

LEVEL 5- DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (DET) ASSIGNMENT BRIEF

Unit: 423 Teaching in a Specialist Area

Introduction

This unit is underpinned by the overarching professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in the lifelong learning sector.

The unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and skills in relation to teaching in a specialist area. The specialist area may be a vocational or subject area. It includes consideration of the aims and philosophy of education and training in a specialist area and the aims and structure of key qualifications and learning programmes qualifications available to learners. It also includes curriculum issues, inclusive teaching and learning, and evaluating and improving own practice in a specialist area.

Two lesson observations and few hours of practice are to be performed while doing this unit.

Finally, this unit will provide evidence in some form of written assignment to evidence the assessment criteria and may also contribute to some product evidence which will be lodged in the portfolio of teaching evidence.

All tasks should be presented in a professional written format and include evidence of your research with references. This includes linking research coherently to your writing and using referencing, such as a bibliography, citing and quotes following the Harvard Reference Style.

All your work needs to be submitted in one file through Turnitin Submission Link in Moodle (VLE).

Unit: 423 Teaching in a Specialist Area

Unit Learning Outcomes (LOs):

LO 1. Understand the aims and philosophy of education and training in a specialist area.

LO 2. Understand the aims and structure of key qualifications and learning programmes available to learners in a specialist area

LO 3. Understand the principles of inclusive teaching and learning and key curriculum issues in a specialist area.

LO 4. Understand how to use resources for inclusive teaching and learning in a specialist area.

LO 5. Be able to work with others within a specialist area to develop own practice

LO 6. Be able to evaluate, improve and update own knowledge and skills in a specialist area.

Learning Outcomes

Assessment Criteria for Pass

1. Understand the aims and philosophy of education and training in a specialist area.

1.1 explain key aims of education and training in own specialist area

1.2 analyse philosophical issues relating to education and training in own specialist area.

 2. Understand the aims and structure of key qualifications and learning programmes available to learners in a specialist area

2.1 describe the aims and structure of key qualifications in own specialist area

2.2  describe the aims and structure of learning programmes in own specialist area

2.3 explain how own approach to planning and preparation for the delivery of a learning programme in own specialist area enables its aims to be met

3. Understand principles of inclusive teaching and learning and key curriculum issues in a specialist area.

3.1 analyse the inclusiveness of own approach to the planning and preparation of a learning programme in own specialist area

3.2 explain how own approach to the planning and preparation of a learning programme in own specialist area takes account of key curriculum issues, including the role of new and emerging technologies.

4. Understand how to use resources for inclusive teaching and learning in a specialist area.

4.1 analyse ways in which teaching and learning resources, including new and emerging technologies, meet the individual needs of learners in own specialist area

 

4.2 analyse the inclusiveness of own use of teaching and learning resources in a specialist area.

5. Be able to work with others within a specialist area to develop own practice

5.1 liaise with others within a specialist area to develop own practice

5.2 review the impact of liaison with other teachers and trainers within own specialist area on own practice.

6. Be able to evaluate, improve and update own knowledge and skills in a specialist area.

6.1 review the effectiveness of own knowledge and skills in a specialist area

6.2 identify own strengths and areas for improvement in relation to practice in a specialist area

6.3 identify opportunities to improve and update own knowledge and skills in a specialist area.

Task A: Evidence to be handed in: One written Research report using the Harvard Reference Style of Referencing

Unit: 423 Teaching in a Specialist Area

Task A: Produce a research report which covers the following:

a) Carry out research into teaching in your own specialist area and produce the report following the guideline as below:

1.1 explain key aims of education and training in own specialist area

1.2 analyse philosophical issues relating to education and training in own specialist area.

2.1 describe the aims and structure of key qualifications in own specialist area

2.2 describe the aims and structure of learning programmes in own specialist area

4.1 analyse ways in which resources meet the individual needs of learners. Include new and emerging technologies in your analysis.

b) You are required to liaise with other teachers and trainers in your specialist area in order to produce a report. This could be in the form of a peer review, mentoring relationship, a professional network or other appropriate activities.

2.3 explain how own approach to planning and preparation for the delivery of a learning programme in own specialist area enables its aims to be met

3.2 explain how own approach to the planning and preparation of a learning programme in own specialist area takes account of key curriculum issues, including the role of new and emerging technologies.

3.1 analyse the inclusiveness of own approach to the planning and preparation of a learning programme in own specialist area

4.2 analyse the inclusiveness of own use of teaching and learning resources in a specialist area.

Your reports should be presented in a professional written format of your choice and should include evidence of your research with references. This includes linking research coherently to your writing and using referencing, such as a bibliography, citing and quotes.

In Section A, you should review current legislation, policy and philosophy on education and training. In this context ‘key qualifications’ refers to the levels and types of programmes offered in a specialist area. The ‘delivery of programmes’ refers to modes of delivery. New emerging technologies could include mobile technology, social networking, virtual learning environments etc.

In Section B, you should draw upon the teaching file as a key area of evidence to support their justification and should signpost to the documents in their report.

It is envisaged that the research reports would have an estimated word count of 1000 – 1200 words, equivalent to 4-5 pages.

Task B: Evidence to be handed in: Network Planning Notes and Report using the Harvard Reference Style of Referencing (Task B)

Task B: (Network Planning Notes and Report)

You are required to liaise with other teachers and trainers in your specialist area in order to produce a report. This could be in the form of a peer review, mentoring relationship, a professional network or other appropriate activities.

Your report should include:

(5.1) a description of how you have liaised with the other teachers and trainers (5.2) a review of the impact this has had on your own practice and professional development.

Make sure you include evidence and a description of the opportunity to network and a summary of its impact.

The report should include the strengths and areas for development that have arisen from the networking opportunity, with appropriate description of good practice and opportunities for improvement detailed.

In terms of networking, you could make arrangements to undertake professional peer observations internally or externally and also be peer reviewed. Alternatively, you could provide evidence of social networking activity by doing screen grabs with annotation.

Arrangements involving mentoring or professional networking could be evidenced through professional journal entries.

The Planning notes should include the strengths and areas for development that have arisen from the networking opportunity, with appropriate description of good practice and opportunities for improvement detailed. In terms of networking, you should consider arrangements to undertake professional peer observations internally or externally and also be peer reviewed.

Your report may be presented in any written format of your choice and must include a description of the network and a summary of its impact. It is envisaged that the report would have an estimated word count of 500 –750 words, equivalent to 2-3 pages.

Task C: Evidence to be handed in: Reflective Account and Plan using the Harvard Reference Style of Referencing

Task C: Focusing on your practice within your specialist area, produce a reflective account which:

(6.1) reviews the effectiveness of your own knowledge and

(6.2) identifies your strengths and areas for professional development. (6.3) Produce a plan which identifies where opportunities for improving and updating your own knowledge and skills in your specialist area can be developed 

Your reflective account and plan may be presented in any written format of your choice. Linking to your Weaknesses, produce an Action Plan which identifies activities for improving and updating your own knowledge and skills in your specialist area. These should be SMART targets. (ref. 6.3).

Think about professional reading, writing lesson plans, research into current specialist curriculum developments and updating current developments, specialist staff development opportunities, awarding organisation specialist training events and online up-dates, specialist higher-level qualification opportunities, secondment, work-shadowing or work placement. It is envisaged that the reflective account and plan would have a combined estimated word count of 500-750 words, equivalent to 2-3 pages.

Please note that there is a requirement to observe and assess practice in this task.

All your work needs to be submitted in one file through Turnitin Submission Link in Moodle (VLE). Unit: 423 Teaching in a Specialist Area

Date (Week

Commencing)

Session No

(Week No)

Topic/ Activities

09/05/2022

1

Introduction / ILP

 

16/5/2022

2

Task A: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 / ILP

 

23/5/2022

3

Task A: 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2 / ILP

30/5/2022

4

Reading Week & Formative Submission

 

 

6/6/2022

5

Discussion about Formative Feedback

(one-to-one session)

 

 

13/6/2022

6

Discussion about Formative Feedback

(one-to-one session)

20/6/2022

7

Task B: 5.1, 5.2

 

27/6/2022

8

Task C: 6.1, 6.2 /UES

 

4/7/2022

9

Task C: 6.3 / UES

 

 

11/7/2022

10

Discussion and Feedback (one-to-one

session) / UES

18/7/2022

11

Reading Week & Summative Submission

Suggested Resources - Unit: 423 Teaching in a Specialist Area

Beere J – The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson (Crown House Publishing, 2010) ISBN 9781845904609

Gravells A and Simpson S – Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Learning Matters, 2010) ISBN 9781844457984

Petty G – Teaching Today: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition (Nelson Thornes, 2009) ISBN 9781408504154 (supported by website materials available to download at www.geoffpetty.com)

Powell S and Tummons – J Inclusive Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Achieving QTLS), 1st Edition (Learning Matters, 2011) ISBN 9780857251022

Wallace S – Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Achieving QTLS), 4th Edition (Learning Matters, 2011) ISBN 9780857250629

Wiliam D – Embedded Formative Assessment, 1st Edition (Solution Tree Press, 2011) ISBN 9781934009307

Thompson G Julia - The First Year Teacher`s Survival Guide Fourth Edition and slideshow from https://www.slideshare.net/MahmoodAli32/the-first-year-teachers-survival-guide

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