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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

The importance of relationships for educational settings

4 videos (Total 46 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
The elements of human relationships11m
Strategies for improving relationships11m
Codes of conduct for teachers11m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
General Overview10m
Outline for Week One10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Developing positive teacher-student relationships

5 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
The power of positive questioning16m
Developing good relations in the classroom19m
Ethical behaviour with students14m
Interview One9m
1 reading
Outline for Week Two10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Working with your colleagues and school leaders

4 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
The role of teacher unions8m
The importance of trust14m
Working with leaders, teachers and support staff9m
1 reading
Outline for Week Three10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

The importance of parent involvement for student success

5 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
The parent is the child’s first teacher11m
6 different levels in which parents might be involved11m
Strategies for strengthening teacher-parent relations12m
Interview Two12m
1 reading
Outline for Week Four10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Developing Relationships

By SHNov 27th 2018

It has been a wonderful experience to work with Coursera. I have learned a lot by Professor Tony Townsend and Dr. Fawaz. I am happy with the flexibility of time and the availability of study online .

By AADec 24th 2018

An excellent course which enables users to reflect on their experiences and gain insight on how to develop relationships with the stakeholders of the school and its importance .

Instructors

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Dr Fawaz Shareef

Director of the Institute for Research and Innovation
Villa College, Male, Maldives
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Professor Tony Townsend

Professor Educational Leadership
University of Tasmania/Griffith University, Australia
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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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