Developing, Using and Organising Resources in a Specialist Area.

As part of your career induction as a newly qualified specialist teacher, you have been asked by your head of department to submit a report on your use of teaching and learning resources during your teaching practice whilst in teacher training.
Further to this, your head of department has given you the following headings listed below to include or guide you in writing the report.
a) Define and explain the purpose of resources in teaching and learning (AC1.1)
b) Evaluate the effectiveness of specific resources in meeting individual learning needs in teaching and learning contexts (AC1.2), (AC2.6)
c) Analyse principles of resource design (AC2.1)
d) Evaluate sources that inform resource development, including emerging technology. (attach two resources that you have developed and used in your teaching using technology) Show in Appendix (AC2.2), (AC2.5)
e) Analyse how theories, principle and models of inclusive curriculum design can be used to inform resource development (AC2.3)
f) Analyse ways in which resources can be adapted to enable inclusive approach (AC2.4)
g) Review ways in which resources can be classified and stored and ways of sharing resources with other learning professionals. (AC 3.1 and 3.2)
h) Review and explain legal requirements and responsibilities relating to the development and use of resources and analyse the implications of intellectual property rights in resource development (AC 4.1), (AC 4.2)
i) Evaluate your effectiveness in the design and use of resources and reflecting on your practice, identify your areas of strengths in developing and using resources and areas you need to improve on.
j) Develop a five point action plan for own improvement in the design and use of resource to enhance learning (ACs 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3).
Note: Your report (excluding declaration sheet, table of content, and list of reference) should be comprehensive and no less than 5000 Words for Report.
Layout and referencing:
• Present your work in one business report style which should include a table of contents, reference list, foot or end notes and appendices if any
• Include the reference code of this assignment on your assignment submission front page.
• Each page must be numbered at the bottom right hand side.
• Ensure the following information is in the footer on every page:
o Your name and ID Number
o The production date of your submission
o The code number of your assignment brief
o The page number
o Name of the Module
• Spell-check the document and make sure there are no grammatical errors.
• Complete all the tasks.
• Produce clear, specific reasoning and arguments in support of your answers.
• Submit your work in a single work processed document of not more than 5000 words for all Learning Outcomes. This word limit is only for guidelines, and is not applied to bibliographies.
• You must include a bibliography at the end to show where your information was sourced.
• Your sources must be identified using the Harvard referencing system. The words used in your bibliography will not be included in your word count.
• Your sources must be identified using the Harvard referencing system. The words used in your bibliography will not be included in your word count.
• The learner must demonstrate the usage of a range of sources of information throughout the assignment by using of appropriate referencing (All tasks).
• Autonomy and independence must be demonstrated throughout the completion of all tasks. This will be evidenced by the level of formative feedback provided by the tutor.
• Exceptional circumstances (e.g. Learning difficulties such as dyslexia) will be taken into consideration.

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