Teaching Methodology

The Art of Teaching

Who is the course aimed at?

The Diploma in Teaching Methodology is appropriate for people teaching in schools or at vocational level.It also involves supervising and instructing staff in a workplace situation. The Diploma encourages a broader range of people to consider teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified post primary school teacher.

The Diploma in Teaching Methodology aims to motivate, educate and inspire teachers as it helps them achieve their potential & improve students’ performances.

The Diploma in Teaching Methodology is intended to get its graduates up-and-running and ready to teach. The content is drawn from Educational Testing Service Praxis II Standards and INTASK studies of what pre-service teachers should know and be able to do, and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards of what competent experienced teachers are like.

This course develops skills in teaching. With 350 hours of study, this course includes, but exceeds the scope of a typical training course. It teaches you how to handle students more effectively, how to enthuse them and how to keep them committed to their studies. There is a special focus on how to diffuse problems that might undermine their ability to effectively learn.

  • Knowledge. The diploma provides the most comprehensive, cutting-edge, and reliable information teachers need to know.
  • A Lifelong Guide. The programme gives students practical plans, assessment tools, and the classroom management techniques required to become highly effective in the classroom.
  • Conversation Starters. The diploma trains participants on effective student engagement tactics & provides ideas to promote students’ critical thinking skills and classroom discussion.
  • New Lessons. A number of reflective teaching lessons have been added to the Practice Teaching Manual.
  • Updated Content. Throughout the diploma sessions, reflective questions, key terms, intuitive index and new pictures are introduced.
  • Online Learning Portal. Students have access to resources such as case studies for the Praxis ™, video clips of classrooms in action, and links to related websites.
  • Discuss theories of development and learning.
  • Explain behavioural theories of learning
  • Explain characteristics which influence the effectiveness of education, including aspects of both learning and teaching. Describe processes involved in memory loss and retention
  • Describe different methods of effective instruction to cater for individual needs.
  • Explain the relevance of constructivist learning in education
  • Differentiate definitions of motivation and the application of motivation to learning
  • Determine the use of simple motivational skills in a training environment

Part One: The Backdrop Of Teaching

  • Chapter 1: Factors that Influence How We Teach
  • Chapter 2: Teaching in a Changing Society
  • Chapter 3: Teaching Diverse Students
  • Chapter 4: Three Schools of Thought about Learning and Teaching
  • Chapter 5: Getting to Know Your Students and Motivating Them to Learn

Part Two: The Act of Teaching

  • Chapter 6: Planning Instruction
  • Chapter 7: Four Instructional Alternatives:
    • Presentation
    • Discussion
    • Independent Study
    • Individualized Instruction
  • Chapter 8: Four More Instructional Alternatives
    • Cooperative Learning
    • Discovery Learning
    • Constructivism
    • Direct Instruction
  • Chapter 9: Evaluating Students’ Learning

Part Three: The Effective Teacher

  • Chapter 10: Personal Attributes and Characteristics of Effective Teachers
  • Chapter 11: Professional Skills and Abilities of Effective Teachers
  • Chapter 12: Classroom Management Skills of Effective Teachers
  • Chapter 13: Problem-Solving Skills of Effective Teachers
  • Chapter 14: Reflective Skills of Effective Teachers

Part Four: Practice Teaching Manual

  • Unit 1 Microteaching: Practicing Critical Teaching Skills
  • Unit 2: Reflective Teaching: Practicing Being a Thoughtful Practitioner
  • Unit 3 Classroom Simulation: Solving Classroom Problems

Submitted tasks are marked and returned with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
All attendees are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the training period.
Upon the satisfactory completion of the assignments & graduation project, a certificate of achievement is issued.