Our topic of the week is behaviour for FE and HE lecturers.
Higher Education and Further Education lecturers now work in all sorts of different situations – ‘the lecture’ isn’t the only way in which students are now taught. There are small group tutorial, workshops and a variety of other situations.
In the large sessions, students are asked to focus on one speak for a long time. However, just because you are an adult, paying for your course, doesn’t mean there should be no boundaries. It’s easy to assume adult learners know how to behave and will do so perfectly and are highly motivated to be there – this isn’t always the case.
However, adults, like all learners, need to know what the expectations are. These need to be communicated right at the start of the programme of lectures.
What are your three expectations which you need to communicate to the students? Post them on the door and send them out to students in advance then refer to them during the lecture.
If students are not turning up on time:
1. Make sure you are there on time
2. Do a great ‘meet and greet’ in which you remind students of the boundaries – make the students feel important and valued at the first opportunity
Make sure there is a system for logging attendance so where there are students…
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