Commonwealth Education Trust
Foundations of Teaching for Learning Capstone: The Reflective Practitioner
Commonwealth Education Trust

Foundations of Teaching for Learning Capstone: The Reflective Practitioner

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Professor John MacBeath
Alex Alexandrou

Instructors: Professor John MacBeath


(16 reviews)

4 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

Looking back on eight satisfactorily completed courses, what have been the key ideas and highlights of your learning? How much of that learning will have a direct impact on your teaching? On your personal and professional values? On your relationship with colleagues? With children? With parents or other adults?

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3 videos3 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Lesson plans. Who needs them? Don’t good teachers just teach spontaneously and flexibly in response to their students? Of course many teachers do just that, especially if they have been teaching for a long time. So why engage in the laborious business of creating a lesson plan? Who is it for and what use does it serve?

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2 videos1 reading1 discussion prompt

During the courses, much has been said about feedback as a key aspect of learning. As a teacher, or simply as a social being, you have been giving feedback both formally and informally over the course of your life. You have also been on the receiving end of feedback, from family, friends, colleagues, and employers. However, you might not have been given feedback before in a context such as this, from fellow course members, and virtual rather than face to face.

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1 video1 reading1 discussion prompt

In this final week of the Capstone course the focus is on updating and refining lesson plans, finalizing portfolios, looking back on achievements, and giving thought to what may come next.

What's included

2 videos1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt


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