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Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

EducationCurriculum DevelopmentPedagogyPlanning
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Getting to know the curriculum

This week introduces the course's emphasis on the relationship between the teacher and the curriculum. The sessions this week deal with three basic topics: the concept of curriculum, the teacher’s curriculum, and adapting to curriculum. These topics will help to broaden your understanding of curriculum and the ways in which it effects students’ experience....
Reading
5 videos (Total 32 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lecture 1: The concept of Curriculum8m
Lecture 2: Aspects of Curriculum9m
Lecture 3: Teacher’s Curriculum5m
Lecture 4: Adapting to Curriculum6m
Reading6 readings
Syllabus10m
FAQ10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Portfolio10m
Peer Assessment Overview10m
Outline for Week One10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Curriculum development

In this week we explore the fundamental issues of curriculum in greater depth, examining mechanisms that underpin the entire system of education in a country. The topics covered are: curriculum formulation, the need for curriculum, curriculum process, and administration of curriculum....
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture 2: The Need for Curriculum7m
Lecture 3: Curriculum Process8m
Lecture 4: Management of the Curriculum5m
Interview 1: Looking at weeks one and two14m
Reading1 reading
Outline for Week Two10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Putting students first

The focus of this week is learning before teaching – putting students first. You will learn about the three-way relationship of the teacher, the curriculum, and the students. As a teacher, you have to be able to contextualize a curriculum that has been made available to you. The curriculum is a general set of content and pedagogic strategies which have to be made real, relevant, and as contextualized as possible for each and every one of the students. The topics to be covered this week are: the three-way relationship, learning as student-specific, theories of student learning, and student-centered teaching....
Reading
4 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lecture 2: Learning is Student-Specific10m
Lecture 3: Theories of Student Learning8m
Lecture 4: Student-Centered Teaching8m
Reading1 reading
Outline for Week Three10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Putting Curriculum to Work

This week we will bring together some important aspects of teaching and learning that were discussed in the previous weeks. The sessions cover issues of interpretation, designing learning activities, planning lessons, and bringing lessons to life....
Reading
6 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Lecture 2: Designing Learning Activities5m
Lecture 3: Planning the Lesson7m
Lecture 4: Bringing Lessons to Life6m
Copy of Lecture 1: Issues of Interpretation6m
Interview two: Looking at weeks three and four12m
Reading1 reading
Outline for Week Four10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top Reviews

By HHMar 4th 2018

Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Curriculum course added a lot t my knowledge and practice as a school leader. I advise that anyone who works in the education field take this course.

By RVSep 14th 2017

This is a great course for all involved in education. I am a freelancer and develop many courses so it gave me good insight into many elements that were confusing before. Thanks a lot.

Instructors

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Associate Professor Suseela Malakolunthu

Director of the Leadership for Learning and Research Network
University of Malaya, Malaysia
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Professor John MacBeath

Professor Emeritus
University of Cambridge, UK

About Commonwealth Education Trust

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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