ICT, Teaching Strategies & Prof. Preparation

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    ICT, Teaching Strategies & Prof. Preparation

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Education, Teacher Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    The purpose of this module is to prepared students for elements of classroom practice, particularly on their 'block' teaching placment through exploration of pracatical strategies for initial teaching. The module aims to facilitate students to explore and select advanced teaching strategies structuring them as appropriate to meet the needs of their students. It will give the students an opportunity to use a variety of different information and communications technologies appropriate to science teaching. This module will enable students to critically evaluate a range of information and communications technologies/media products. This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and computer workshops.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate a capacity to use a variety of different information and communications technologies
    2. Design and develop interactive e-learning material
    3. Design a programme of instruction for a relevant area of science education using a variety of appropriate ICT media
    4. Evaluate the potential and limitations of a variety of information and communications technologies and to employ a variety of available curriculum resources to enhance and enrich the learning environment.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the pedagogical, social and technical issues in the creation of an online learning environment
    6. Student teachers work in collegiality with colleagues in the interests of sharing, promoting, developing and supporting best professional practice.
    7. recognise a range of advanced teaching strategies for coping with practical classroom management issues (behaviour management). Students will appreciate the complexity and various sources and manifistations of challenging behavour and encoutner a variety of practical school based approaches to same.
    8. maintain written documentation relating to classroom management issues / understand the need for evidence based record keeping in dealing with Principals, parents and other agents.
    9. prepare for parent/teacher meetings. They will do this by considering the nature of the teacher/parent/pupil relationship and the common nature of aspiration between the three agents. They will be able to chart progress in a practical manner (use of record keeping, teaching journal etc) and understand the most constructive approaches to working with parents.
    10. to understand the theory underlying reliability and validity in classroom testing/evaluation.They will be able to choose appropriate evaluation methods after considering variables associated with time/place/content/pupil cohort etc. They will understand procedures relating mark allocation, complex and simple questining and how to use testing as a form of diagnosis for 'effective' teaching.
    11. will have mastered yearly planning.
    12. will have been introduced to the concept of learning for mastery, understand its operation from simple to complex.
    13. will have a working knowledge of pupils' expectations of teachers and teaching based upon academic research and life history research.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.