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Practical Methods of Instruction (EDN541)

Organisational Unit School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit explores effective teaching strategies that can be used in a variety of settings (with an emphasis on tertiary and adult education). Topics cover: lesson planning and preparation, lecturing, effective questioning, using graphic organisers, group work and collaborative learning, student diversity, ICT assessment and reflection. By the end of the unit, students will have learned concrete ways to assess and improve their teaching practice and have a range of instructional methods to use in their teaching context.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week.
Other Learning Experiences Students are required to conduct a practical teaching session with a group of learners. For internal students this will be conducted during the tutorial sessions. External students will need to find a group of learners in either a formal or informal setting to conduct this practical session with.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Graduate qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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