Understanding learners involves:

Making decisions about teaching and assessment by applying an understanding of the following learner characteristics:

  • level of attainment
  • age
  • interests
  • preferred ways of learning
  • group dynamics
  • motivation to learn, both generally and in relation to specific subjects
  • educational, social, cultural and linguistic background
  • any special educational needs
  • level of autonomy
  • personality

Exploring theories of learning and applying them to my context and learners.

Conducting needs analyses and applying the results.

Applying an understanding of the impact of the learning environment on my learners.

Reflecting on my approach to understanding my learners and the impact this has on their learning