SYLLABUS

COURSE CONTENT

 

The following is an outline of the course, which may be subject to amendment as the course unfolds, in response to participant needs and emergent directions.

 

Session One: Planning an effective teaching session

 

  • What to include in your session planning
  • Planning for learning outcomes
  • Harnessing student motivation
  • Planning and delivering an effective lecture
  • Direct instruction

 

Session Two: Active, interactive and collaborative learning

 

  • How to plan, implement and evaluate collaborative learning
  • Using collaborative learning with large classes
  • How to plan, implement and evaluate active and interactive learning
  • Developments in learner-centred, engaged learning

 

Session Three: Effective tutor and student talk in classrooms

 

  • Effective questioning, explaining, summarizing
  • Effective discussions

 

Session Four: Planning a typical classroom session: a practical introduction

 

  • Key elements of planning
  • How to structure a teaching session, with key stages
  • Tasks and roles for students and teachers
  • Transitions and their management
  • Evaluating the session

 

Session Five: Blended learning and Moodle (1)

 

  • How to approach blended learning inside and outside classrooms
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating courses with blended learning
  • Practical issues in blended learning
  • Uploading and downloading

 

Session Six: Blended learning and Moodle (2)

 

  • Collaborative learning inside and outside classrooms with blended learning
  • Interactive learning and software with blended learning
  • Internet-based learning and assessment
  • How to plan and implement collaborative learning with blended learning

 

Session Seven: Assessing students (1): Planning formative and summative assessments

 

  • Key issues in formative assessment
  • Gap analysis and rich feedback
  • Assessment for learning
  • Key elements of assessment
  • Types of assessment

 

Session Eight: Assessing students (2): Assessment rubrics and performance assessment

 

  • Assessment rubrics and how to write them
  • Holistic and analytic rubrics
  • Planning for the assessment of performance
  • The M.U.S.T. guidelines on assessment
  • Authentic assessment

 

Session Nine: Assessing students (3): Reliability and validity in assessment

 

  • Ensuring reliability and validity in assessments
  • Kinds of reliability and validity
  • Key challenges in reliability and validity
  • Moderation and agreement trials

 

Session Ten: Evaluation and Self-evaluation

 

  • Key issues in evaluation and self-evaluation of your teaching
  • What and how to evaluate your teaching
  • How to act on self-evaluations
  • Using student evaluations of teaching to promote effective teaching and learning