Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Roles of todays Educator

The role of the educator today is to create a positive learning environment that fosters and provides opportunities for students to become self directed learners.   Providing a safe and respectful climate where students feel that it’s okay to make mistakes and that they will not be negatively treated for “having a go” is vital to encourage students to develop into lifelong learners. 
Instructors must be aware of students backgrounds and assess their prior knowledge in order to know “where to start” when beginning a new topic or course.   Acknowledging prior skills or knowledge and being open to learning from students is a wonderful way in which to create a positive learning climate in the classroom. 
It’s important to be a credible and authentic instructor and have a passion for the subject to engage the participants and encourage enthusiasm in the classroom.  Being either a facilitator or instructor depends entirely on what is being taught.  The decision of what role the educator should take lies with which role will best fit the circumstance, content or task being addressed.   Using creative instructional strategies that foster critical thinking and active learning will promote student engagement. 
I believe today’s educator is ultimately about providing a high quality service that will assist students to achieve their learning goals.  

Retrieved from: Educator Roles and Responsibilities - My Personal Teaching Philosophy More anneinglisteachingphilosophy.weebly.com

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