Courses Catalogue

Instructional Methods

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

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

Basic Concepts of Teaching and Learning (6 Hours)

·         Teaching and Learning

·         Strategy, Method, Technique.

·         Learning theories and implications for teachers.

·         Motivation

·         Criteria for successful and effective teaching

Principles of teaching and Factors that may influence teaching- learning process. (6 Hours)

Qualities of a good teacher

Instructional Objectives

  • Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Methods of writing instructional objectives.
  • The use of objectives in instruction

 Commonly Practiced Methods of teaching i.e.  Teacher centered and Child centered Method and their application (8 Hours)

  • Natural learning method, its applicability, advantages and disadvantages.
  • Individualized methods advantages and disadvantages.
  • Dramatization advantages and disadvantages.
  • Questioning method
  • Descriptive
  • Explanation
  • Discussion (Socratic )
  • Demonstration /Exhibition method
  • Experimentation etc
  • Criteria for selection of teaching methods
  • Qualities of a good teaching method
  • Methods Used for Teaching large and small Groups

Need to discuss in details the applicability for each method for example; the steps, when to use, how, where, why, the weaknesses and strength for each method

Planning for Teaching (6 Hours)

  • Developing a Schemes of Work
  • Salient Components of a Schemes of Work
  • Format of a Schemes of Work
  • Lesson Plan
  • Developing a Lesson Plan
  • Salient Components of a Lesson Plan

Records keeping (7 Hours)

  • Students records
  • Class attendance records
  • Class attendance records
  • Class performance records etc

Classroom Discipline, Control and Management (6 Hours)

  • The teacher and classroom Management
  • Factors affecting classroom management and discipline
  • Strategies for classroom management

Measurement and Evaluation (7 Hours)

o   Types of instructional evaluation

o   Method of evaluation

o   Importance of lesson evaluation

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes