Vocabulary and Terms

Vocabulary and Terms

Word Meaning
Copyright The UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
is the principal legislation covering intellectual
property rights in the UK giving control to the
creators of how their material may be used.
Analyse Examining the evidence to interpret the advantages
and disadvantages.
Curriculum The subjects of the course. For example, the
course of the Functional Skills English.
Inclusiveness The practice of including all students that might
otherwise be excluded due to different learning
styles or needs.
These are new technology with are being used in
education and training such as PADLET, Zoom,
Kahoot etc.
Evaluate After your analysis, where you have the strengths
and weaknesses. You then need to provide your
overall opinion of you think.
These can be defined as the transferable skills
needed by an individual to make them ’employable’.
Functional Skills
Making sure that every lesson includes focus on
key vocabulary and understanding. All teachers
are responsible for improving literacy in lessons.
Teaching Hours
and lesson
Use this unit to review your teaching hours and
evidence of lesson observations.
SMART targets Working with your tutor to come up with specific,
measurable, achievable, realistic and timely
targetsto improve your creation of resources.
Awarding Body –
The exam board of the area you are teaching in
which provides the specification, exams and
certificates for that qualification.


Functional Skills
Making sure that every lesson includes focus on
key maths and understanding. All teachers are
responsible for improving maths in lessons, such as
calculations, time management, problem solving
and presenting data including graphs as part of
Plagiarism The practice of taking someone else’s work or
ideas and passing them off as one’s own
property rights
Having the right type of intellectual property
protection helps you to stop people stealing or
copying your work.
Pedagogy is defined simply as the method, and
practice, of teaching. It includes teaching styles,
teaching theory and feedback and assessment.
learning of
learning –
Scaffolding involves presenting learners with
proper guidance that improves understanding
carried out by peers or teachers.
Taxonomy of
learning – Bloom
This is a framework pyramid for learning which
includes cognitive, affective and psychomotor
skills-remembering, understanding, applying,
analysing, evaluating and creating.
This is utilising digital technology in delivery,
planning and assessments.
As a teacher it is about having strategies in place to
support students to behave in ways that help them
gain the most from their education.
This is a form of pre-assessment that allows a
teacher to determine students’ individual strengths,
weaknesses, knowledge, and skills prior to course
including if they have the right skills for the course.
Equality and
The Equality Act 2010 is the legislation surrounding
the topics of equality and diversity.
A holistic approach means to provide be able to
signpost evidence in activities that achieve the
criteria from other units or lesson observations and
the creation of resources.


Assessment data This shows the chances of students achieving all
available grades in each subject, so that teachers
can set evidence-based expectations for individual
students and for classes.
These are assessments that make use of the
actual work that students produce in their courses
such as lesson observations completed as part of
the course but not linked to a unit.
Learning cycle This is a concept of how students learn from
experience and reflection. A learning cycle will
have a number of stages or phases, the last of
which can be followed by the first.
Reflective journal This is an account of your journey on your DET
course in progress, but more essentially an
opportunity for reflection on the learning
experience …. There is no right or wrong way of
presenting your journal, as this should take account
of personal experience, preferred learning style and
your independent research focus.
To become an assessor, firstly you must be
Occupationally Competent, which means you have
to be in the occupation you intend on Assessing
and with prior qualifications and experience while
working in the relevant job roles.
Mentor support The foundation for mentoring is the relationship
between the mentor and mentee. Over time, a
supportive and respectful relationship of trust is
developed allowing the mentee to explore issues,
and work on overcoming barriers in a safe
Standards from
the Society of
Education and
These are expectations of teachers and trainers
underpin the 2014 professional standards, with
their overall purpose being to support teachers
and trainers to maintain and improve standards
of teaching and learning, and outcomes for


Adapting lesson
Adapting Your Teaching Style & Lesson Plans to
Different Learning Styles or different levels of
learners or to give more time to dyslexic learners.
Types of
There is a wealth of different formats and types of
assessment you could use from Q&A, poster,
reports, observing and writing witness
Individual goals Learning goals allow students to take ownership of
their learning and help teachers agree on where to
focus extra attention.
Peer and
Where students assess each other and
themselves, can encourage students to take
greater responsibility for their learning, for
example, by encouraging engagement with
assessment criteria and reflection of their own
performance and that of their peers.
This is the process of gathering and discussing
information from multiple and diverse sources in
order to develop a deep understanding of what
students know, understand, and can do with
their knowledge as a result of their educational
experiences or you’re teaching.
Professional boundaries are an essential part of
our work as teachers. How we present ourselves,
our interaction with others and our general
conduct are highly significant when working
directly with the pupils in our classroom.
This is the measurement of the amount of
academic content a student learns in a given
time frame.


y issues
This is the ideas and thoughts of how the courses
are planned and delivered.
The practice of including all students that might
otherwise be excluded due to different learning
styles or needs.
Explain To say or write what someone or something is like
1- to make something clear or easy to understand
2. give reason for.
Observe To watch carefully the way something happens or
the way someone does something, especially in
order to learn more about it.