Role of Initial Assessment in Teaching

In: Other Topics

Submitted By Lilium
Words 2049
Pages 9
The role of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing learning goals

The way in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated in planning and delivering inclusive teaching and learning [give examples]

The ways in which feedback [from learners] can be given to improve the planning of teaching and learning [give examples]

1.1 Analyse the role of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing individual learning goals.


The role of the initial and diagnostic assessment is to select the right people for the course, plan an individual’s learning and is the first part of the teaching and learning cycle. It identifies a starting point, the needs of the learners and that they are on the right course. Certificates can be checked to make sure the learners are at the correct level for the course they are applying for. In the health and social care sector other considerations have to be made as the learners will ultimately be working in a caring profession, it is harder to make a character judgement on a learner’s suitability. This process can be subjective and requires the person who is doing the interview to be skilled in making accurate judgement about the type of person and characteristics that are required.
Learning skills, knowledge and preferred learning styles need to be assessed before teaching a programme. Why they are on the course, prior knowledge and what the learner’s wish to achieve are important (Gravells and Simpson 2011). Learner’s returning to education may find their previous qualifications are no longer relevant or they may no longer have skills required. For example older learners may not have ICT skills needed for a course, which could prove difficult as word processing and research using the Internet could be essential. When skills like this are lacking, as part of the course or as an enrichment…...

Similar Documents

Discussing the Role of Organization Analysis, Person Analysis, and Task Analysis in Needs Assessment

...Discussing the role of organization analysis, person analysis, and task analysis in Needs Assessment Needs assessment helps determine whether training is necessary. There are often pressure points that may suggest that training is necessary. A needs assessment usually involves organizational analysis, person analysis, and task analysis. Needs assessment answers three questions: Organization – What is the context in which training will occur? Person – Who needs training? Task – What subjects should the training cover? Organizational analysis involves determining the appropriateness of training, given the company’s business strategy, its resources available for training, and support by managers and peers for training activities. The nature of the modern business environment makes training important. Rapid change requires that employees continually learn new skills. Growing reliance on teamwork creates a demand for the ability to solve problems in teams, an ability that often requires formal training. Support of Managers and Peers—the key factors to success are a positive attitude among peers and managers about participation in training activities, willingness to provide information to trainees about how they can apply what they learned, and the availability of opportunities for the trainees to apply what they learned. Person analysis: a process of determining individuals’ needs and readiness for training. It involves answering three questions: Do performance......

Words: 474 - Pages: 2

The Role of Educational Psychology in Teaching

...The Role of Educational Psychology in Teaching Aundrea Riley PSY 6631: Psychological Foundations of Education March 9, 2012 Dabney Hunter McKenzie, Ph.D. Introduction There are many who have wondered about the place of educational psychology in teaching and learning. However, a closer look at the nature and scope of learning and teaching and the essence of educational psychology clearly shows a relationship that can be best described as mutually integral. This means that there can never be effective educational programs outside educational psychology. This paper therefore seeks to establish the lucidity of the interconnection between the two. Background of the Study There have been arguments and counterarguments in favor of, and against the integrating of teaching practices with educational psychology. While proponents of this integration cite the gains that are to be realized from this fusion, opponents maintain that the cost of integrating the two is too high. These opponents maintain that inserting educational psychology disciplines into teaching college education is costly and makes this tertiary level of education laborious. The same group maintains that integrating educational psychology into teaching exercises is a peripheral undertaking and only makes teaching laborious and inundating. Literature review As many experts on education maintain, there are several roles that educational psychology play in......

Words: 2675 - Pages: 11

Describe What Your Role, Responsibilities and Boundaries Would Be as a Teacher/Trainer/Tutor in Terms of the Teaching/Training Cycle.

...Describe what your role, responsibilities and boundaries would be as a teacher/trainer/tutor in terms of the teaching/training cycle. My role, responsibilities and boundaries: | - Use clear language at an appropriate level in terms my students will understand. - To be able to motivate students, continually research for new ideas relative to the subject. - To be enthusiastic and passionate as regards to the subject. - Approachable, available and open to discussion. - Manage the learning process from the start through to completion. - Assess students progress and give relevant feedback. - Keep a record of progress and assessments. - Not to become too familiar with students. - Make time available for student support. - Maintain student confidentiality. - Make sure that students welfare issues are addressed. - Students conduct i.a.w. acceptable classroom protocols and behaviour. | Guidance! How do/would you address the following aspects (A to H) when teaching adult learners? A. Assessing learning needs B. Planning and preparing teaching and learning programmes for groups and individuals. C. Developing and using a range of teaching and learning techniques. D. Managing the learning process. E. Providing the learner with support. F. Assessing the outcomes. G. Reflecting upon and evaluating one’s own performance and planning future practice. H. Meeting professional requirements A. Assessing learning needs | - The product required. The outcome of...

Words: 608 - Pages: 3

The Role of Educational Psychology in Teaching

...a preliminary discussion, respectively, (1) of the nature and aim of theory; (2) of practice. A. I shall assume without argument that adequate professional instruction of teachers is not exclusively theoretical, but involves a certain amount of practical work. The primary question as to the latter is the aim with which it shall be conducted. Two controlling purposes may be entertained so different from each other as radically to alter the amount, conditions, and method of practice work. On one hand, we may carry on the practical work with the object of giving teachers in training working command of the necessary tools of their profession; control of the technique of class instruction and management; skill and proficiency in the work of teaching. With this aim in view, practice work is, as far as it goes, of the nature of apprenticeship. On the other hand, we may propose to use practice work as an instrument in making real and vital theoretical instruction; the knowledge of subject-matter and of principles of education. This is the laboratory point of view. The contrast between the two points of view is obvious; and the two aims together give the limiting terms within which all practice work falls. From one point of view, the aim is to form and equip the actual teacher; the aim is immediately as well as ultimately practical. From the other point of view, the immediate aim, the way of getting at the ultimate aim, is to supply the intellectual method and material of good......

Words: 9013 - Pages: 37

The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Experience

...The learning, teaching and assessment experience This assignment is a written account of a learning, teaching and assessment experience within a clinical setting. It considers how the mentorship of a student can be influenced by the learning experience. It also discusses the learning, teaching and mentorship theories and considers the principles of an assessment. It will look at the reliability, validity and different factors that may influence the learner’s needs. It will reflect on the responsibilities and boundaries of the mentor and discuss the legal, ethical and professional accountability. The clinical setting as a learning environment will be analysed and the effectiveness of the roles and responsibilities of a mentor will be discussed. Finally, the importance of effective teamwork within a clinical setting environment will be examined. To comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2008) all confidential information will be withheld and names changed. According to the NMC (2006) students on an NMC approved pre-registration nursing course must be supported and assessed by a mentor. The mentor must be registered on a local register and must demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competences on an ongoing basis. As a qualified nurse the NMC (2008) also states “you must facilitate students and others to develop their competences”. Student nurses in their final year of study are allocated placements within the community setting every six months. Most......

Words: 3906 - Pages: 16

The Role of Ict in Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

...TITLE PAGE THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS IN FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (FCE), ZARIA KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA BY NAME | REG NUMBER | USMAN HAUWA | EZ/11/MACO/008 | MICHAEL GOTOM HELEN | EZ/11/MACO/036 | AKUBO OMERA ISAIAH | EZ/11/MACO/043 | SARKI DORATHY BELLO | EZ/11/MACO/089 | IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (NCE), DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA JULY, 2014 APROVAL PAGE This project has been read and approved as meeting the requirement for the Award of Nigeria Certificate in Education in the School of Science, Mathematics Department, Federal College of Education, Zaria. ____________________________ _____________________ MAL. UMAR ISAH OHIMEGE DATE PROJECT SUPERVISOR _________________________ _______________________ MAL. SANI SAIDU DATE PROJECT COORDINATOR _________________________ _______________________ SHETTIMA MUSTAPHA DATE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT DEDICATION We whole-heartedly dedicate this research study to God Almighty for His guidance, protection, care and infinite mercy that He bestrode upon us throughout the period of our study, who is the sources of wisdom and knowledge. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We whole-heartedly thank God Almighty for the opportunity He has granted to us to complete this piece of work successfully and for his......

Words: 18299 - Pages: 74

Theory of Teaching

...of effective learning. Cohen L, et al, 2004 p.167. Primary Reception Research has shown that: Chris Watkins et al 2007 p.4: Children learn best... When they take responsibility of their own learning When they are actively engaged in their learning When learning is interactive (as opposed to passive or seat-work) When they see themselves as successful learners Using the Inquiry approach in teaching in which one of its values underpins that; knowledge is actively constructed by the learner, in relation to previous knowledge, and not passively received from the environment (teacher, books and so on). For example in the current unit of Inquiry (Me and My Family) during a Math class observation, materials such as number puzzles using the children's own family pictures. The objective of the lesson was to review counting numbers 1-10 and colours by assembling their own family picture puzzle, using their creative thinking skills of sequencing numbers which were colour coded. This was a formative assessment exercise used to evaluate if children could make connections to the previous lessons i.e. tallying numbers using colour coded dice. Some students extended their knowledge to writing about their puzzle outline in their learning journals, highlighting their emotions ( I am happy like my rainbow family picture) which clearly indicates the students were connecting their learning to emotions and associating many colours on their......

Words: 5228 - Pages: 21


...Roles and Responsibilities Teaching Service Last updated 1 January 2015 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TEACHING SERVICE CONTENTS PAGE OVERVIEW 2 PRINCIPALS 2 ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS 2 LEADING TEACHERS 4 CLASSROOM TEACHERS 5 PARAPROFESSIONALS 7 EDUCATION SUPPORT CLASS 7 Roles and Responsibilities – Teaching Service Page 1 OVERVIEW The roles and responsibilities that can be expected of employees at the various classification levels, including the principal class, is set out below and incorporates Schedule 2 of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2013. PRINCIPALS The role of the principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the strategic deployment of resources provided by the Department and the school community. A key component of this role is to increase the knowledge base of teachers within their school about student learning and quality teacher practice. At the same time, the principal, as executive officer of the school council, must ensure that adequate and appropriate advice is provided to the council on educational and other matters; that the decisions of the council are implemented; and that adequate support and resources are provided for the conduct of council meetings. Principals have a clear set of accountabilities, which distinguish their work from other employees in the Teaching Service and the education community and are set out in detail in the......

Words: 3164 - Pages: 13

Education & Training Certificate Level 4 1.1 Analyse the Role and Use of Initial and Diagnostic Assessment in Agreeing Individual Learner Goals

...------------------------------------------------- Unit 2 Assignment 2 ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- 1.1 Analyse the role and use of initial and diagnostic assessment in agreeing individual learner goals ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- During my role as a trainer it is important that each new learner has a starting point from where to commence the training. This can be found by the use of initial assessment procedure. ------------------------------------------------- Initial assessment is a vital link to the learning process, it is a formal and informal process that identifies each learners starting point. It helps to identify learner’s current levels of ability and their need for support in functional skills and personal and social skills. This is the time where I will get to learn my learner, every learner has to start somewhere. ------------------------------------------------- Initial assessment it provides a chance to assess my learner’s current knowledge and experience and will enable me to ensure the learner is enrolled on the correct course to suit their needs. ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- During this initial assessment process I can find out if the learner has any individual needs they may have and the support that may be required and......

Words: 777 - Pages: 4

Salesforce.Com Role Play Needs Assessment Outline Role Play Needs Assessment Outline *Schedule* -Make appt -Confirm -24hrs before appt send a follow up email “for tomorrow at such & such time” -Arrive 5 mins early -“Hello Mr. Thompson, I’m Connor from” -Ask for another appt (Would it be okay to set up a followup meeting? Next week? Morning or afternoon? -Follow up Questions -XX had referred me to you, how do you know XX? -I’d just like to say I know we only have about 10 minutes for our meeting today, I respect your time very much, I’d like to move on to assessing some of your needs as a business, if that’s alright -Before we get started is there anyone else that needs to be here to help make this decision? -What are you using currently as means of CRM? (lead him into admitting it’s awkward) -What are you currently doing that’s working well for you? -What are some of the challenges, or hurtles you face with ________? - What are some of your company's goals over the next year or two? -This is what I heard, is that correct? -How important is solidarity to you? -If I could _______, would you ________? -Will all your Salespeople be using Salesforce? -I’ve done some basic research on your company, and I’ve heard a some great things from our fried Sam Johnson, and feel I have a pretty good idea about it’s background, but I’d really love to get a better understanding from you. Could you please tell me a bit about yourself, your role and your company? -Are there any areas......

Words: 579 - Pages: 3


...1.1 The role and responsibilities of a teacher /trainer can be identified by looking at the teaching and learning cycle. The main points that make up this cycle are: • Identify learner needs • Planning and preparing sessions • Delivering sessions • Assessing learning • Evaluation Taking each of these points into consideration in one’s teaching is vital and essential for effective teaching and learning. For example identifying learner needs before the start of any course or session is important because each learner is different. The latter can be done by variety of methods such as asking questions (application form, interview), review any previous reports/results. Also it is vital to determine whether the learner has any additional needs or if there are any language needs as well. Each of the points in the teaching and learning cycle impacts on one another and not to include any would mean that you are not carrying out your role to the best of your ability. As a teacher/trainer you have to be professional in your role, be prepared, be firm but fair, engage your learners, provide resources, complete and maintain documentation and understand your duty of care to your learners. For me one of the most important roles of a teacher is to evaluate and reflect on your teaching by continuously assessing the learners and asking for their feedback during or after each session. In my work we do this via a plenary after a session and though anonymous feedback evaluation......

Words: 1888 - Pages: 8

Initial Assessment

...Abstract This paper provides an interim assessment of my company by using certain tools as applicable. The analysis will seek to address the following: what tools are available to provide analysis, identify the tools and how they are used, the benefits of each tool, concluding with an organization change agenda demonstrated by a Balance Score Card of the company. The following tools will be used in the analysis: Organizational Culture – “This is defined as a pattern of basic assumptions that a given group has invented, discovered, or developed in learning to cope with its problem of external adaptation and internal integration”. This assumes the initial stage of identifying Organizational Capital We will examine the Nirvana group using the “ice berg” principle to demonstrate how the culture is made up. The “7-s Frame work”---A system used to garner a better understanding of an organization. This tool will be used simultaneously to: To conduct a SWOT analysis and identify the seven key elements existing in the company and to what benefit they serve. “Balanced Score Card”--- This will address the organization change agenda by identifying and measuring three criteria, namely; Customer Perspective, Alignment, and teamwork. Resort Demographics The Nirvana hotel group is Jamaican owned and operated, it comprises four resorts totalling 920 rooms “Nirvana Resorts’ primary target market is defined as the active, romance-expectant couple. The typical clientele are......

Words: 1401 - Pages: 6

The Role of Culture in Language Teaching

...Content Introduction 1. Comparative Teaching Methodologies 1.1 Grammar Translation Method 1.2 Direct Method 1.3 Audio-Lingual Method 1.4 Silent Way 1.5 Total Physical Response (TPR) Community Language Learning (CLL) 1.6 Suggestopedia (Suggestology) 1.7 Communicative Approach 1.8 Natural Approach 1.9 Emotional-semantic method 2. Theoretical aspect of effective methods of teaching 2.1 The bases of teaching a foreign language 2.2 Effective ways and techniques of teaching a foreign language 2.2.1 Constructivist teaching strategies 2.2.2 Communicative Teaching Method 2.2.3 Using project method in teaching a foreign language 2.2.4 The method of debates 2.2.5 Games 2.2.6 Role plays as a method of teaching 2.3 Methodological principles of modern methods of teaching 2.4 Practical aspect of ways of teaching 3. Comparative characteristics of modern techniques of teaching English 3.1 Features of techniques 3.1.1 Communicative method 3.1.2 Project methodology 3.1.3 Intensive method 3.1.4 Activity Based method 3.2 Similarities of methods 3.3 Positive and negative aspects of techniques Conclusion Bibliography Appendix Introduction Language teaching came into its own as a profession in the last century. Central to this process was the emergence of the concept of methods of language teaching. The method concept in language teaching—the notion of a systematic set of teaching practices based on a particular theory of language and language learning—is a...

Words: 23635 - Pages: 95

Gender Roles in Teaching

...Gender Roles in Teaching Liberal Studies 3000 Section 2 November 30, 2011 Abstract: This research paper covers the history of teachers in the classroom based on the factor of gender. The paper then discusses the effect that gender roles have on students, teachers and classrooms. Gender Roles in Teaching Try to think back to childhood, and ask the question how many male teachers did I have? The response to this is predominately low according to the National Education Association, who state that males only make up twenty-five percent of teachers today. It’s important for children to have teachers who are positive role models. Children benefit from having access to both male and female mentors throughout their early childhood education and school years. (Martin 2005). Currently, men make up only twenty-five percent of the elementary teaching workforce and the number of men teaching in early childhood services is even smaller. The NEA also states that at the secondary level, forty-five percent of teachers are male. It is apparent that these sectors of education need more male teachers to address this imbalance and give children the opportunity to learn from quality teachers of both genders. Children at all levels – early childhood, elementary and secondary, need positive role models so that they can become successful adults. Some of the factors that disinterest males from entering the teaching profession are:......

Words: 2415 - Pages: 10

Assessment of the View That Conjugal Roles Have Become Equal

...Assessment of the View that Conjugal Roles Have Become Equal Different sociologists have had different views to whether conjugal roles have become equal. Researchers have measured different aspects of equality/inequality in conjugal roles. Some have concentrated on the division of labour in the home: they have examined the allocation of responsibility for domestic work between husband and wife and the amount of time spent by spouses on particular tasks. Others have tried to measure the distribution of power within marriage. Willmott and Young, and Gillian Dunne are amongst those who have argued that conjugal roles are equal. However many sociologists such as Ann Oakley, Ferri and Smith, Duncombe and Marsden, and Edgel, who have carried out research into the area of conjugal roles, have found little evidence that couples share equal division of domestic tasks. Willmott and Young agree with the statement that conjugal roles have become equal. During the 1970’s they announced the arrival of the symmetrical family, a family in which the roles of husband and wife were similar. In the home the couple ‘shared their work and shared their time’. Husbands were seen to be increasingly helping with domestic chores, child rearing and decision making about family life. Willmott and Young found that 72% of husbands helped with these household tasks. They argued that the change from segregated to joint conjugal roles results mainly from the......

Words: 1273 - Pages: 6