Tda 2.10: Support Learning Activities

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Leaning outcome 1

Be able to support the teacher in planning learning activities.

1.1 Describe how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities.

In the role of a teaching assistant, you will be contributing to planning, delivery and reviewing of learning activities alongside teachers. When planning takes place there should be some opportunity to discuss and review pupils’ work with teachers. Panning, teaching and reviewing follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process.

The teacher may have plans for long/medium term and that the Teaching assistant is involved in short/daily plans, or for individual sessions. By knowing the learning objectives you will
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Some pupils are difficult to motivate and you need to offer reassurance and praise wherever you can to improve their confidence. However it is important to remember that you are there to help and they should complete the work on their own. Some may just need some encouragement while others may be more difficult to work with.

Learning outcome 5

Be able to support the evaluation of learning activities.

5.1 Describe the importance of evaluating learning activities.

When you have carried out work with pupils, you will need to evaluate what you have done so that you can feed back to the teacher and think about your approach. Evaluation means reflecting on how the activity has gone and why things may nave gone a certain way.
Evaluation is important, as it feeds into the planning cycle and enables both pupils and teaching staff to think about the learning that has taken place. When evaluating teaching, learning activities and outcomes, look back at the learning objectives. We cannot measure what pupils have learned without knowing what we are measuring against. If we have not thought about learning objectives at the planning stage, it will not always be possible to evaluate whether pupils have achieved them. Learning objectives need to be clears for this to be possible.

Learning outcome 6

Be able to evaluate own practice in relation to


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