Establish ground rules for appropriate behaviour

Okay on to Theory 4 (T4) actually part of section 4 of the course on understanding how to to deliver inclusive sessions which motivate learners. It’s the only theory assignment in this section, the rest is all practical on giving and receiving feedback. Check out the full list of Ptlls assignments if you need a different one.

Level 3 –  Explain the ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners, which underpin appropriate behaviour and respect for others. Recommended word count 150-250 words.

Level 4 – Analyse different ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners, which underpin appropriate behaviour and respect for others. Recommended word count 250-350 words.

Ground rules rock… Think back to when you started the course. How did your tutor deal with this? What did you do as a group? How did that work out? Did you all agree on ground rules together? Did everyone stick to them? What happened when they were broken?

Again this is the beauty of this course. It walks the walk as well as talking the talk. This is best seen in an actual classroom environment but can still be in evidence in an online group, wherever there are a group of you. If you are an individual working through by correspondence or something then you won’t have the collective decision making element that is so crucial in this but you should still be able to detect the establishment of ground rules.

Can’t really break this down any more. I assume we are all on the same page regarding what is appropriate behaviour and respect for others.

Some of the stuff you should have covered in the lessons to fit in here:

  • Tuckman’s forming, storming, norming and performing theory
  • Discipline and the learning environment
  • Icebreakers
  • Inclusion and stuff from T3

Level 3 and 4

The two questions are identical bar two words and the addition of “different” in to level 4. So it’s about a variety of methods for different situations and you should relate that back to your own subject, learning environment and learners (or future learners).

After that it all hinges on the difference between “explain” and “analyse”. Taking it right back to its root with a dictionary definition…

explain: make (an idea or situation) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts

analyse: examine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to explain and interpret it

We all caught that “interpret” part, yes?

Okay! Hope that helped. Drop a comment if you have anything to add. The rest of the essays are on the Ptlls assignments page if you need a different one.

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