Very informative and eye opening. As long as you keep an open mind and fresh perspective, you will definitely learn a lot. In fact, it might even change a person's philosophy and teaching philosophy.
Thanks a lot Coursera! Appreciation Commonwealth Education Trust. Thank you dear Professor John MacBeath and everybody contributing to the development and running this wonderful experience for us.
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The content in this course is a very good introduction to educational theory and practice.
There is just one aspect I philosophically disagree with, yet this is a pivotal point in education. The course assumes that Education is a way to change behaviour (as an external factor)
Yet I am more inclined to the philosophy of: Education is to lift man up from the animal state; and by this uplift man will change his own relationship with the world (internal factor).
The theory and practice given in this course are still valuable though, regardless of this difference in viewpoint.
Many great thought-provoking concepts of learning theory introduced here. The course is easy to follow, although the the quizzes sometimes contained questions that didn't seem connected to anything discussed in the videos - but I could have missed something, I suppose. I recommend listening at x1.25 speed because the professor has a very ponderous style of speaking.
By Yulia D•
The course was really useful. The only thing that I consider necessary to mention is that the criteria for peer-reviewing are a bit vague. Everyone apparently understand them slightly (and sometimes not so slightly) differently and it seems to create significant differences in the ways essays are written and graded by peers.
By heather l•
Certainly for self-teachers, disciplined people who want to go the extra step. Really nice contextualizing, not too difficult in terms of time or content but certainly stimulating. Forms a nice basis for continuous improvement and self -reflection for those of use who were not trained to do so in a more formal setting.
By Sandra G•
Really well put together course, easy to get into, but certainly not to underestimate... the work load of 3-4 hours per week is easily reached, as there's loads of interesting material to go through and the test's at the end are impossible to get through, if you haven't followed the program fully.
By Ritesh G•
This course is really good. It makes a great foundation on thinking , learning , teaching and evolution. Well organised , researched and thoughtful content. I certainly recommend this course for Teaching Profession.
By Chew X Y•
this course is interesting and taught me alot. However, i have finsihed the course and i hope i would be able to attain my certficate as soon as possible or immediately as i need this for my university application
By Nichelle L•
Interesting topics that are helpful for new teachers. The projects help by making you think about the material in relation to your classroom. I found the peer-reviewing process hit-and-miss.
By Ron C•
I learned a lot from the lectures. The essay grades should not be solely based on peer review. There should be instructor input on the essay grade as well.
By Grace J C•
very good course. it focuses more around reflecting on your ideas about education, as opposed to teaching you concrete teaching techniques
By Yiqiao N•
This course was solid grounding for an education industry professional with little formal experience in teaching.
By Farah J•
The fact that the essays was peer reviewed made me skeptical about the credibility of this course.
By Янина Л•
The techniques are useful, but a course is a bit boring
By Mr. D D M•
Overall course is very Informative and knowledgeable.
By Talita G L V•
Ótimo curso, mas as atividades são todas em inglês.