Teaching Adult Learners

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Course Date: 11 August 2014 to 09 September 2014

Price: free

Course Summary

Despite all the changes in teaching and learning over the last 30 years, there has been one constant for both the teacher and learner, and that is the importance of working in a safe and accountable learning environment. We’ll look at how to engage our learners through collaborative learning, instructional skills and design, as well as looking at the role technology is playing in terms of promoting engaged learning environments. We’ll explore the importance of creating a safe and accountable learning environment; observe an experienced teacher who works with instructional skills and tactics to promote safe and accountable learning environments.

Course Instructors

Debra Lunt

Debra began her teacher training career in the area of English as a Second Language, where she was fortunate enough to work with colleagues highly skilled in collaborative learning and has been a fan of co-operative learning ever since.Since 2009, she has worked in the Workforce Development and Training team at Central Institute of Technology. Debra’s current areas of interest include effective communication in the workplace, the role of co-operative learning in reaching students at risk and the role of training in organisational culture change.

Course Description

What's it about?

Despite all the changes in teaching and learning over the last 30 years, there has been one constant for both the teacher and learner, and that is the importance of working in a safe and accountable learning environment.

Despite all the changes in teaching and learning over the last 30 years, there has been one constant for both the teacher and learner, and that is the importance of working in a safe and accountable learning environment.

We’ll look at how to engage our learners through collaborative learning, instructional skills and design, as well as looking at the role technology is playing in terms of promoting engaged learning environments. We’ll explore the importance of creating a safe and accountable learning environment; observe an experienced teacher who works with instructional skills and tactics to promote safe and accountable learning environments.

What's involved?

Module 1Instructional Tactics
8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment11 Aug - 17 Aug
Module 2Engaging Adult Learners
6 videos, 5 quizzes, 1 assessment18 Aug - 24 Aug
Module 3Engaging Learners Through Technology
10 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment25 Aug - 31 Aug
Module 4Key Components of Instructional Design
7 videos, 5 quizzes, 1 assessment1 Sep - 7 Sep

What will I learn?

  • How to define and create a safe and accountable learning environment
  • Examine the working factors of teaching
  • Identify instructional skills & tactics that promote a safe and accountable learning environment
  • Identify elements of instructional design
  • Reflect on the role technology is playing in the learning environment
  • Demonstrate reflective practice as a teacher or facilitator, and a learner

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.The total video time for this course is 2 hours 17 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

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