EDU102 Introduction to Pedagogy

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
EDU102 Introduction to Pedagogy 2 1 6
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives This course explores contemporary assumptions about teaching and learning. The course deals with a variety of topics such as educational philosophy, teaching and learning theory, developmental psychology, and changing society. The goal of the course is to develop a fundamental knowledge that can facilitate the student’s progress in mastering educational approaches.
Textbook Cruickshank D.R., Jenkins, D. B., & Metcalf, K.K. (2006). The act of teaching. New York: McGraw-Hill; Parkay, F.W, Hass, G.J., & Anctil, E.J. (2010). Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs. Boston: Pearson
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. describe the fundamental assumptions about teaching and learning;
  2. define fundamental pedagogical terms and concepts;
  3. explain the relationship between various educational approaches and teaching context;
  4. explore a pedagogical issue using an appropriate research method;
  5. describe the key constituents of an educational philosophy.
Teaching Methods Weekly lectures, class discussions, and presentations.
Week 1 Pedagogy
Week 2 Factors that influence how we teach; Cruickshank et al. Ch.1;
Week 3 Teaching diverse students; Social forces Cruickshank et al. Ch.3; Parkay et al. Ch.2
Week 4 Three schools of thought about teaching and learning; Learning styles Cruickshank et al. Ch.4; Parkay et al. Ch.4
Week 5 Getting to know your students; Human development Cruickshank et al. Ch.5; Parkay et al. Ch.3
Week 6 Planning instruction; Approaches to curriculum development Cruickshank et al. Ch.6; Parkay et al. Ch.5
Week 7 Instructional alternatives Cruickshank et al. Ch.7&8
Week 8 Midterm exam
Week 9 Early childhood and elementary curricula Parkay et al. Ch.8
Week 10 Middle-level curricula Parkay et al. Ch.9
Week 11 High-school curricula Parkay et al. Ch.10
Week 12 Characteristics of effective teachers Cruickshank et al. Ch.10&11
Week 13 Reflective skills of effective teachers Cruickshank et al. Ch.14
Week 14 Student research presentations
Week 15 Student research presentations
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 25
Presentation 10
Assignments 30
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lectures 3 14 42 Midterm Exam 5 4 20
Assignments 6 6 36 Final Exam 5 5 25
Research 3 4 12 Presentation 5 3 15
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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