Certified in Modern Methods of Teaching

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About Course

This course is an introduction to teaching methods used in primary schools. Because you have been a primary school student, you will recognize some of these methods. However, you know them from a student’s perspective rather than from a teacher’s perspective.

Teaching methods are often divided into two broad categories: teacher-centred methods (also called direct instruction) and learner-centred methods (also called indirect instruction or inquiry-based learning).

An effective teacher knows several methods, some teacher-directed and others are learner-directed. From among these methods, a teacher selects the one method or combination of methods most likely to achieve a particular lesson’s objectives with a particular group of students


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What Will You Learn?

  • This is your first opportunity to study teaching and, to a lesser extent, learning in school. You will soon learn that there are several sources of knowledge about teaching and learning, and you will be introduced to these sources. Because you have years of experience as a student but are only beginning to study teaching, this course will provide you with the opportunity to experience school with a focus on the teacher

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

  • Sources of information about effective teachers
  • Sources of information about learning in school
  • Sources of complexity in the classroom
  • Managing a crowded space
  • Working with groups and individuals
  • Managing different activities occurring at the same time
  • Diversity among children
  • Managing scarce resources
  • Coping with unexpected events

Module 2

  • Managing complexity
  • Learn names, interests, and learning strengths fast
  • Establish rules and routines
  • Group students
  • Organize books and other materials for easy access
  • Create pairs of students to help each other
  • Assignments

Module 3

  • Key concepts
  • Distinction between lower- and higher-order learning
  • Outcomes from lower-order learning
  • Outcomes from higher-order learning
  • Instructional activities that enable lower-order learning
  • Instructional activities that enable higher-order learning
  • Direct instruction: a method to enable lower- order learning
  • Indirect instruction: a method to enable higher- order learning
  • Different roles for teachers and students
  • Model lessons
  • Cooperative learning
  • Lecture, demonstration, and discussion
  • Asking questions
  • Constructive interactions between teacher and students
  • Constructive interactions between students
  • Sources of knowledge for designing lessons
  • Assessment
  • Instructional materials
  • Review and synthesis
  • Assignments


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