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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Being a Teacher: A Professional Privilege

4 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 2: Being a Teacher8m
Lecture 3: The World of Childhood11m
Lecture 4: Being a Professional14m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
General Overview10m
Outline for Week One: Being a Teacher: A Professional Privilege10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Thinking About Learning

4 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture 2: Thinking About Thinking10m
Lecture 3: Teaching for Learning12m
Lecture 4: Thinking About Curriculum14m
1 reading
Outline for Week Two: Thinking about Learning10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

How Good is My Classroom?

4 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 2: Questioning8m
Lecture 3: Thinking about Assessment12m
Lecture 4: Planning for Improvement14m
1 reading
Outline for Week Three: How Good is my Classroom?10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Continuing to Learn in a Changing World

4 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Lecture 2: Outside of School15m
Lecture 3: Professional Development10m
Lecture 4: A Review: Questions of Professionalism12m
1 reading
Outline for Week Four: Continuing to Learn in a Changing World10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Introduction

By MGOct 4th 2015

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.

By CMAug 30th 2017

This course is really useful to new and experienced teachers, instructors from kindergarten to college levels. It brings you to meet yourself in new perspective of teaching and learning context.

Instructor

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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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