Competency and Proficiency in Teaching (Credit: 2 or 3 hours)
ECTS 4 or 5
Competency and Proficiency in Teaching provides practical instruction on effective teaching techniques. The course begins by emphasizing the need for transformational teaching—teaching in which students actually live what they have learned. In this course, the student will learn what transformational teaching is and how it differs from traditional methods. The student will discover how the brain learns as well as the strategies needed to help students not only retain information, but use it in their everyday lives. The course takes the student step-by-step through the process of writing learning objectives, course descriptions, lesson plans, and syllabi. Then, it helps the student use those tools in the classroom.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Analyze how the rapid changes occurring in the world today affect the way one does education.2.Develop an awareness of the need for a paradigm shift in one’s concept of teaching and learning.3.Demonstrate a willingness to make the paradigm shift.4.Identify criteria for determining levels of teaching effectiveness and use them to evaluate samples of teaching.5.Demonstrate an understanding of school as a system and the various factors that influence its structure.6.Develop understanding of transformational learning and how to teach for transformation.7.Understand the role of the brain in the teaching-learning process.8.Identify the roles of learning styles and learning strategies in the teaching-learning process and demonstrate how to incorporate them into lesson plans.9.Design tools for transformational teaching that incorporate learning styles and learning strategies.10.Demonstrate a commitment to change through presentation of proposed lesson plans.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%