Unit 210 Support Learning Activities

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1.1 Describe how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities.
The learning support practitioner may contribute to the short-term planning of learning activities of the class. Since the support practitioners get to spend more time with a child, or a group of children who need extra help, they would give inputs about how to adapt the lesson to meet the needs of everyone. The support practitioners may also get involved in the delivery of learning activities by working with a child, or a group of children who need an additional support. It is a good idea to discuss with the teacher about the learning outcomes, and the ways to carry out an activity beforehand. The support practitioners can make notes and observations during the activity and then provide feedback
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In such cases, I need to be careful and keep in mind the interest and ability of the pupils.

3.4 Describe the sorts of problems that might occur when supporting learning activities and how to deal with these. Problems may relate to: the learning activity, the learning resources, the learning environment and the learners
• The learning activity: It may happen that the learning activity is unsuitable to the level of the pupils. It may either be too easy or too difficult. As a result, it becomes difficult to hold the attention of the pupils and they lose interest. To overcome this, the teaching assistants should ensure that they follow the planning of the teacher and make necessary adaptations to the activity. It may also happen that the teaching assistants are not sure how to support the activity or might not be confident with the subject due to lack of experience. To avoid such a scenario, the teaching assistants should discuss the activity with the teacher beforehand and clarify their
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