Roles and Responsibilities of a Teacher Essay

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Assessment Question 1 – Roles and Responsibilities as a Teacher

As in every profession, roles, responsibilities and boundaries are set in order to define the line indicating the acceptable limits.
Many people think the role of a teacher is just to teach students new skills; however the role goes much further than this, it can include assessor, verifier, advisor, record keeper, course designer, working with employers and personal tutor.
Within this position there are naturally a huge number of responsibilities related to each of the roles that must be undertaken. It is therefore important to be clear on what your roles and responsibilities include and what the boundaries of your role are whilst remaining professional at all times.
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I have the task of Planning the Learning.
It is the responsibility of the teacher to plan and design a course, which meets the needs of the learners and requirements of the course. Most teachers/trainers will be responsible for designing their own courses. There are some courses, however, which are prescriptive and have to be delivered in a set way; for these teachers, there may be limited opportunities at this stage of the cycle.
It is the responsibility of the teacher to write the syllabus for the course while ensuring that the learning outcomes, aims and objectives for the course are covered in an appropriate way e.g. length of time allocated to each outcome, order in which outcomes are planned; possible delivery strategies; appropriate resources and assessment methods.
This stage is about planning the course; these plans, however, are not ‘set in stone’ and changes can be made throughout the teaching cycle. Without this planning, I might not be able to meet the learner's needs and may not deliver in line with the curriculum. This may result in de-motivation and dissatisfaction to both the learner and I, as learners will feel they have not been catered for and I will feel I have not played my role as a planner.

I must also facilitate the learning.
It is the responsibility of the teacher to plan and design a course, which meets the needs of the learners and requirements of the course. Most teachers/trainers will be responsible for designing their

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