Courses Catalogue

Instructional Methods

COURSE CODE: EDF2202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Secondary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

Teacher trainees need a pedagogical framework from which to draw to focus, refine, and reflect on their own practice.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The basic concepts of teaching, instructional objectives, commonly practiced methods of teaching, psychological/learning theories and implications for teachers; techniques of teaching, planning for teaching and classroom management and control.

COURSE AIM

The purpose of this course is to help students establish a sound professional base on which to build a successful teaching career.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

§  Explain the difference between method, technique and skill.

§  Explain the methods used in child centered learning and teacher-centered teaching

§  Enumerate the advantages of child centered methods in teaching

§  State the techniques and skills needed for effective teaching

§  Select the teaching methods, techniques and skills suitable for specific classes and learning situations.