Courses Catalogue

Instructional Methods

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

Course Content and Outline

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)

  • Types of instructional evaluation
  • Method of evaluation
  • 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