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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

The lives of children

5 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 1.1: Who are the learners?9m
Lecture 1.2: Issues of identity12m
Lecture 1.3: Boys and girls10m
Lecture 1.4: The multicultural classroom8m
3 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Outline for Week One10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

How children learn

5 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 2.2: The concept of 'agency'6m
Lecture 2.3: Differentiating learning and teaching7m
Lecture 2.4: Rules and roles12m
Interview 1: Looking at weeks one and two18m
1 reading
Outline for Week Two10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Engaging with students

4 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 3.2: Rewarding and celebrating achievement9m
Lecture 3.3: Questioning in the classroom13m
Lecture 3.4: Working in pairs, triads, and groups13m
1 reading
Outline for Week Three10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

The power of the peer group

5 videos (Total 72 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 4.2: Smoking, alcohol, drugs and peer pressure12m
Lecture 4.3: Bullying12m
Lecture 4.4: Labeling11m
Interview 2: Looking at weeks three and four18m
1 reading
Outline for Week Four10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Learners and Learning

By NAJun 29th 2017

These courses are all very beneficial and an eye opener especially for new teachers. I would like also to thank the coursera organizers for a job well done, Thank you!!

By FRNov 12th 2016

Hello!\n\nI'll recommend every teacher and trainer to do this course because it really helps in making teaching better and more productive.

Instructors

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Associate Professor George Oduro

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
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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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