Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Learners and Learning

Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Learners and Learning

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  • 6 Sequences
  • Introductive Level

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - The lives of children
    How much, as teachers or parents, do we understand about the lives of children and what affects their learning? How is their identity shaped, who shapes it, and in what circumstances? How many different ‘selves’ do children inhabit and how does their ‘self’ em...
  • Week 2 - How children learn
    We know a lot about children’s learning, but there is a lot that we still have to learn. How important is self-confidence and self-esteem? What do we understand by ‘agency’, the confidence to take initiative, to learn for yourself and with others? In what ways...
  • Week 3 - Engaging with students
    The theme for this week is 'engaging with students'. We begin with the language of the classroom, the crucial issue of questioning how and for what purpose children are rewarded, and the use of paired and group work to engage students more actively in the less...
  • Week 4 - The power of the peer group
    The four lectures this week are all related to the theme of peer groups. We look at the positive and negative effects of peer groups, including how smoking drugs and alcohol problems can affect the classroom and the school, the concerning issue of bullying, an...
  • Week 5 - Learning that travels
    This week we consider how learning happens as it travels out of the classroom. We consider ways in which students learn at home, including the thorny problem of homework, and the important understanding of how transitions, from one school to another or from on...
  • Week 6 - Four key thinkers
    Who are the great thinkers that have shaped our understanding of education and schooling? Whose insights have benefited our thinking and practice often without even knowing it? In this sixth week of the course we will discuss four key thinkers (from Nigeria, t...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Associate Professor George Oduro
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Professor John MacBeath
Professor Emeritus
University of Cambridge, UK

Editor

The Commonwealth Education Trust invests in primary and secondary education and the professional development of teachers throughout their careers. Through education it seeks to enhance the opportunities for children from all walks of life to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities.

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