7407 Stage 1 Unit Task Descriptions

Unit Tasks

Unit 101

Unit 101: Assess Learners Needs

 

Unit Summary

Completion of the Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standard: Key Area A: Assessing Learners Needs

 

 

Key Areas

A1      identify and plan for the needs of potential learners

A2      make an initial assessment of learners needs

 

 

Assessment

Assignment 1

 

Describe how the group or series of individuals that you will be teaching, their learning needs, barriers to learning and how consideration of these and similar issues will affect the planning of your teaching.

 

Please ensure that this assignment covers the FENTO standards below and that it includes appropriate product evidence.

 

Guidance

This Unit asks you to assess learners’ needs as described above in assignment 1.

 

Suggested evidence

Use this checklist as a guide to the evidence of competence you should be submitting within this assignment.

  • The context in which the learning group/or individuals operate in is described
  • Name and purpose of the group/or individual is identified
  • Detail of the group and/or individuals are included: number, age gender etc
  • Details of special learning needs are discussed, i.e. ability etc
  • Details of any barriers and how you will overcome them are discussed
  • Students motivation and goals are identified
  • Relevant previous experience and qualifications of the learners are described

 

Unit 102

Unit 102: Session plan and teaching

 

Unit Summary

Completion of the Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standard: Key Area B: Planning and preparing teaching and learning programmes for groups and individuals, Key Area C: Developing and using a range of teaching and learning techniques and Key Area D: Managing the learning process.

 

Key Areas

B1      Identify the required outcomes of the learning programme

B2      Identify appropriate teaching and learning techniques

C1      Promote and encourage individual learning

C3      Facilitate learning through experience

D1      Establish and maintain an effective learning environment

D2      Plan and structure learning activities

 

 

Assessment

Assignment 2

 

Prepare session plans of individual action plans for 4 hours teaching and deliver at leas tone session, which will be observed.

 

Please ensure that this assignment covers the FENTO standards listed below and that it includes the appropriate product evidence.

 

Guidance

This Unit asks you to prepare and evaluate session plans for 4 hours teaching and deliver at least one session which will be observed. The lesson plan should include details of: learning aims and objectives, content, teaching learning strategies, resources and assessment.

 

You will need to negotiate in advance for this session to be observed by your tutor.

 

In your lesson evaluation you should include a review of the alternative approaches considered and comment on the effectiveness of your planning, including the extent to which the learning objectives were achieved, and the responses and attitudes of the learners, indicate any modifications you could make to increase the effectiveness of this lesson.

 

Suggested evidence

Use this checklist as a guide to the evidence of competence you should be submitting within this assignment.

  • Aims and learning objectives are clearly stated
  • Teaching/learning strategies and resources are included in the plan
  • Methods of testing learners learning and giving feedback are detailed
  • The three important states: Introduction, development and consolidation/conclusion of the lesson are evident in the plan and in practice
  • Responses and attitudes of learners are reviewed
  • Effectiveness of the lesson is evaluated and alternative approaches are considered
  • Tutors observation report is included

Unit 103

Unit 103: Teaching and learning activities

 

Unit Summary

Completion of this Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standards: Key Area C: Developing and using a range of teaching and learning techniquesand Key Area D: Managing the learning process.

 

Key Areas

C1      promote and encourage individual learning

D2      plan and structure learning activities

 

Assessment

Assignment 3

Review then range of teaching and learning activities available to you and use one or more of these using your teaching.

 

Please ensure that this assignment covers the FENTO standards listed below and that it also includes appropriate product evidence.

 

Guidance

This Unit asks you to review the range of teaching and learning activities (minimum of three) available to you and use one or more of these activities in your teaching practice.

 

Examples of different activities might include lectures, formal instruction, demonstration, discussion, group work, question and answer sessions, seminars, projects, practical work, role play. Justify why you use these methods in the chosen context. Describe the particular advantages and disadvantages of the selected methods.

 

Describe how the methods used to relate to the learning objectives and ability levels of the students in each case and review what alternative strategies you could have used.

 

Suggested evidence

Please use the checklist below as a guide to the evidence of competence you should be submitting within this assignment.

  • Three different activities are identified and described
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each activity are discussed
  • The relationship between the chosen activities, learning objectives and ability levels of the students in each case is discussed.
  • The effectiveness of one or more of your chosen activities as used in your teaching is evaluated.

Unit 104

Unit 104: Select Resources

 

Unit Summary

Completion of the Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standard: Key Area D: Managing the learning process.

 

Key areas

D5      select and develop resources to support learning

 

Assessment

Assignment 4

 

Review the range of resources available to you and prepare and use on of them in your teaching.

 

Please ensure that this assignment covers the FENTO standards listed below and that it includes appropriate product evidence.

 

Guidance

This Unit requires you to review the range of resources (minimum of three) available to you and prepare and use one of them in your teaching.

 

These may be for example: worksheets, charts, overhead projection transparencies, working models or examples, games, slides, photographs, audio tapes, video tapes, computer activities. Use these resources in a relevant and effective way in your teaching session and evaluate their effectiveness.

 

Suggested evidence

Use this checklist to ensure that you have met all the suggested evidence for this task

  • Three different teaching/learning resources are identified and described
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each activity are discussed
  • The effectiveness of one or more of your chosen resources used in your teaching is evaluated.

 

Unit 105

Unit 105: Learner Support

 

Unit Summary

Completion of the Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standard: Key Area E: Provide learners with support.

 

 

Key Areas

E4 Provide personal support to learners

 

 

Assessment

Assignment 5

 

Briefly describe how you managed and supported learners during your teaching.

 

Please ensure that this assignment covers the FENTO standards below and that it includes appropriate product evidence.

 

Guidance

This Unit asks you to briefly describe how you managed and supported learners during your teaching.

 

Suggested evidence

Please use the checklist below as a guide to the evidence of competence you should be submitting within this assignment.

  • A description of how you supported your learners is provided
  • Further supportive and guidance opportunities are identified
  • Observed session is analysed and discussed
  • The meeting of professional requirements is discussed
  • Teachers views on observed lesson are recorded and discussed
  • Key points of your learning are identified
  • Ways in which this experience will influence your practice are described.

 

Unit 106

Unit 106: Assessment Activity

 

Unit Summary

 

Completion of this Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standard: Key Area F: Assessing the outcomes of learning and learners achievements.

 

Key areas

f1      use appropriate assessment methods to measure learning and achievement

f2      make use of assessment information

 

 

Assessment

Assignment 6

   

Describe, use and reflect on an assessment activity (or activities) that you have used to review the progress of either an individual learner or a group of learners.

 

Please ensure that this assignment covers the FENTO standards listed below and that it also includes any appropriate, product evidence.

 

Guidance

Describe, use and reflect on an assessment activity (or activities) that you used to review the progress of either individual learners or a group of learners.

 

Suggested evidence

Please use the checklist below as a guide to the evidence of competence you should be submitting within this assignment activity is described

  • appropriateness of the activity is discussed
  • the effectiveness of the assessment is evaluated

 

Assessment criteria

 

Key area of FENTO met in completion of this assignment

f 1     use appropriate assessment methods of measure learning and achievement covering the FENTO standards listed below

 

Occupational standards criteria

e       create realistic and relevant assessment activities which encourage learning as well as assessing specified outcomes which meet college and external requirements.

 

Evidence presented

Date:

 

Evidence accepted

Date:

Unit 107

Unit 107: Self‑evaluation

 

Unit Summary

 

Completion of this Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standard: Key Area G: Reflecting upon and evaluating one’s own       performance andplanning future practice.

 

Key areas

g1      evaluate one’s own practice

g2      plan for future practice

 

 

Assessment

Assignment 7

   

Keep a Professional Development Journal that enables you to personally reflect upon your experience during both your teaching and the Stage One programme. At the end of the Stage One programme, complete the attached summary profile based on the eight key areas of teaching of the FENTO standards and considers your future CPD (.Continuing Professional Development) needs

 

Please ensure that this assignment covers the FENTO standards listed below and that it also includes any appropriate, product evidence.

 

Guidance

This unit asks you to summarise your learning during the Stage One programme and to identify future learning needs.

 

Suggested evidence

Please use the checklist below as a guide to the evidence of competence you should be submitting within this assignment professional development journal summative profile

 

Assessment criteria

 

Key area of FENTO met in completion of this assignment

g 1    evaluate one’s own practice covering, the FENTO standards listed below

 

Occupational standards criteria

f         evaluate their own skills against what is required in teaching

 

Evidence presented

Date:

 

Evidence accepted

Date:

 

 

Key area of FENTO met in completion of this assignment

g2      plan for future practice covering the FENTO standards listed below

 

Occupational standards criteria

f         how to plan teachers own personal development and how personal development fits into

wider organisation strategies

 

Evidence presented

Date:

 

Evidence accepted

Date:

 

Unit 108

Unit 108: Observe a teacher

 

Unit Summary

Completion of the Stage One assignment will ensure that you have considered important aspects of the following FENTO standard: key Area H: Meeting professional requirements.

 

“This is the underpinning competence that supports and informs all other processes. Teachers and teaching team needs to be effective in applying ethics and values of the teaching profession when working with learners and colleagues and in fulfilling the obligations and responsibilities as teachers. Among other things, teachers should recognise the diversity of student’s needs and aspiration, understanding and apply the concept of inclusive learning and encourage learner autonomy as well as reflecting the vocational and educations ethics of FE” (key area H of the FENTO standard)

 

Assessment

Assignment 8

 

Write an assignment (of between 800-1000 words) in which you describe and reflect upon the observed professional practice of an experienced teacher.

 

Guidance

This Unit requires you to arrange to observe an experienced teacher within your subject area. Plan to meet with the teacher before the session to gain background information about the students. Discuss the observed lesson with the teacher.

 

Reflect on what you have learned from the experience and identify ways in which it will influence your practice. Try to make it clear to the teacher and students that you are not there to make value judgements and remember that however unobtrusive you are your presence will change the dynamics of the session.

 

Suggested evidence

Use this checklist to ensure that you have met all the suggested evidence for this task

  • Context of observed session is clearly described
  • Observed session is analysed and discussed
  • The meeting of professional requirements is discussed
  • Teachers view on observed lesson are recorded and discussed
  • Key points of your learning are identified
  • Ways in which this experience will influence your practice are described.

 

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