Many people starting this course have not been in education for many years so have not written a formal assignment for some time.  The best piece of advice I can give is don’t stress.  If the thought of writing a 1000 word assignment is too much for you then simply don’t do it.  Look at the criteria for the assignment and break it down in sections or questions these seem much easier to digest.  By completing these little bits instead of the whole it makes it so much more manageable.

The other major thing to remember is I want to know about what you do as well as the theory you have learnt.  The assignment should be 50/50.  It is thinking about what you do on a daily basis in the classroom and the work you complete pre and post training. I had a learner the other day that said she couldn’t think of five teaching methods that she did as she just taught in a block it wasn’t sectioned out.  I got her to explain to me the process she went through during the training she mentioned ice breakers, discussions, role play and presentation the information was there she just wasn’t thinking about the process of her training.  I also asked why do you use different teaching methods her answer because everyone learners differently.  In her assignment there was no mention of inclusive learning or learning styles but she was thinking about them.

So what I am trying to say is don’t try and put too much theory in at the expense of your experience as relating the two together shows that not only do you know the theory but you also understand it and can apply it to your training.

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