Term: 2 Semester
Accomodated/Modified Available: No
Instructional Practices provides the student with foundational knowledge and skills in education theory, development, and delivery. The course begins by exploring the history of education and identifying characteristics of highly effective teachers, trainers, and educational settings. Instructional strategies and theories of the learning process are introduced to the student, as well as training methods for effective course planning and delivery. Verbal, written, and electronic communication skills are enhanced to prepare the student for professional discussions with educators, parents, and other stakeholders. Research projects are included in the course to help hone student skills related to the developmental theory, adult learning theory, and pedagogy. Technology will be utilized to develop original content, instructional materials, and assessments. Specialized topics such as special education and ethical responsibilities in teaching and learning are highlighted throughout the course. The course concludes with an opportunity to conduct field study research and observe a professional educator while assessing their preferred instructional strategies.
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