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This article focus on five new models of professional development to improve educational standards and motivate teachers.
1. Observation In The Classroom
Nowadays many teachers daunting prospect is having their lessons observed. The observation can be difficult task of improving the quality of teaching and learning in vocational education. Many colleges in UK redesigned their observation system to improve their teaching method and it was greatly enhanced lessons according to both teachers and students. The old observation process was ineffective, if you make small changes, it will redesign the whole system. The following five modules was necessary for teachers to gain about a license to observe.
- Changing culture – an introduction to the observation of teaching and learning framework is self-assessment and action planning.
- Observation and teaching – teachers need to gathering evidence, report writing and moderation
- Making key judgment – providing feedback to the students based on collected evidence
- Feedback using a coaching model – developing oral feedback skills improve communication between student and providing support for teaching that requires improvement or is inadequate
- Teachers need to set targets and do action planning.
These five modules are implementation of a coaching culture through out the college, with these tutor will encouraged to provide feedback on the new method. This will help to increase confidence among all teachers. This system had improved trust and reduced anxiety around observation.
In this practices, a master teacher in a school or college in their classrooms will assessing their instructional practices and providing structured feedback is important. Tutor also provides workshops throughout the school year. For this process tutor also needs school leaders to provide them with most valuable resource and time to observe their colleagues, this can be only achieved with proper schedules and rotating substitues.
Many colleges in UK conducted a case study to find out how coaching and mentoring could support staff and who are not meeting college expectations, as well as outstanding staff and teachers working to train as coaches to improve their teaching.
The new developmental process of coaching and mentoring positively impact staff performance and staff’s happiness with their role. This process encourage the tutor to feel more responsible for the quality of their teaching and for their personal development skills.
A one-to-one relationship between an expert coaching tutor and a learning students will improving the professional performance of the students. The input from the teacher should be responsive to the ability and progress of the students. This is mainly focus on improving students to make their own decisions and develop their ability to make judgements of their own professional standards.
3. Tips For Nonverbal Communication
Nowadays communication is very important because it is bigger than a verbal conversation between people, by this communication people will judge your respond and notice how you respond back to it. Communication is 7% verbal and 93% nonverbal, in nonverbal communication 55% is consider as body language balance 38% is tone of voice. What you do with your body has great impact on people, those we wish to influence. So, communication is a most important professional development point. You need to get positive perception from your audience, a smile can be more important than a words when passing people in the corridor. These are some of the small actions to improve respect on a person.
Important steps to change is smile, eye contact and Nod, it is very important to connect with people across all areas of the room. If you conveying a bad news to students and you deliver that new in your classroom then you run the risk of contaminating that spot, this will create a negative feeling within those you are teaching. When communicating something in a group of peoples always you need to keep in mind is to keep positivity and think what you do and where. If you are a humorous pick a space where you will stand when you choose to be humorous and when you want to be a serious pick a space to stand in when you want to be serious.
To solve this issue, first you need to mentally mark spots in a group where you stand on the floor or use markers to mark spots on the floor, other thing is that you do not mix emotions or messages in that marked spot. Always you can utilize spots and do not work over them doing dialogue.
Most of the tutor uses hands when they are speaking, this method is brilliant when it was carried out with some meaning. Your every moment will be represent something to students, otherwise every movement will create a problem, it will contradicting your words and distracting your audience from what you are going to say. For this problem you need to change yourself as a filmy when leading a session, Watch your recordings and ask yourself if your hand movements support your words.
As a tutor you need to think about what you could have done instead, if anything you do. Managing your body plays an important role in the students and this powerful environment we create, so it is important to see how we achieve our objectives and the relationship we build.
4. Practical Learning
This practical learning will helping students to acquire professional and practical skills as well as academic and theoretical knowledge. Students need a different approaches to education. In the creation of new knowledge and the obsolescence of older knowledge, teachers and students must be open to change and get new opportunities. The formal education, which is happened in primary and secondary schools and in high schools and colleges are not the only form of education. There is also a many examples of non formal education, it might include variety of different courses for different positions, training of new person, used for career development learning.
The new knowledge method uses tacit knowledge, this is something that we can not learn it by reading books, this was mostly acquired by addressing and representing real problems and practice, this was mostly related to experience, intuition, ideals, creative thinking, values, emotions, skills and attitudes. Tacit knowledge in new education can be a best input in the innovation process.
Many schools and university in UK will provide alternative type of work integrated learning experience in various successful companies and enterprises. College in UK will provide practical knowledge with the help of experts from government, industry, tourism, markets and hotel management and many other companies to share their valuable experience with students
The involvement of students in professional work is very important, and need to enhance the academic with industry partnerships also important. Encouraging teachers to conduct research, publish papers and participate in different projects. Most of the business school in UK follow this method to create relationships and interactions between teachers, students, participating organisations and the broader local community. Converting students for all works practically and provide these knowledge for teachers and professors is also important. Assessing the quality of education means, need to ensure that students acquire practical skills and it is very important for them.
5. Vocational Teachers Skills
vocational teachers in UK are consider as dual professional and they need to do two sets of professional skills. They need to expert in both teaching and learning, next they also need to expert in their sector specialism. Teachers need to continue professional development to keep both sets of professions and need to up to date and improving their identity.
They need to involve learning new approaches to formative assessment, they need to find new ways of using technology to ensure the approaches to teaching. They need to involve learning the latest technological advances in the workplace. In some countries tutors are recruited from industry and this gives successful job applications, but in other countries teaching qualification certificate is a primary concern. Expertise and qualities are described as
- Having an ethical concern for all young people, students and adults in the locality.
- Understanding the role of the schools and college within the community and the local area.
- The capacity to research the community, environment and local and regional needs in order to identify needs and expectations that bring about positive change
- The ability to undertake multiple agency working and to collaborate with each other professionals.
- Understanding of policy and regulations, need to know how it translates in practice in the TVET system.
- Highly developed communication and people skills on teaching.
Teachers led to action research in an education system is a form of continued professional development. This is based around enquiry questions such as which and when answered, this will benefit the performance of the teachers. Action research first involves teachers identifying the knowledge of their practice, or their students learning, after they will improve their skills based on action. The teacher then answers these research questions by collecting and analyzing data from students showing the impact of a particular approach on students.