Improve your teaching abilities and discover how to inspire pupils.
Understanding of both people and topic is necessary for teaching. Since every learner differs, it is crucial to understand how individuals learn, how to inspire and motivate learners, and how to adapt in order to create effective teaching strategies.
The effectiveness of education is influenced by a variety of factors, including:
- the student’s commitment,
- the teacher’s teaching skills
- the physical resources used in the curriculum
- the content that is included or excluded
- the skills and knowledge the student starts with.
Creating a solid teaching-learning relationship with clear communication is a key component of teaching ability. The purpose of a course or training session will not be achieved if the instructor cannot properly support and encourage learning. When a kid can express their wants and comprehension, learning is enhanced.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Interpersonal Communication in Education
- Basic principles of communication
- Verbal and non-verbal communication
- Factors affecting communication
- Self-awareness and communication
- Reactive patterns
- Teacher student ratios
- Factors affecting communication in a classroom
- Student diversity
- Student expectations
- Teacher’s needs and expectations
- Society and culture
- Communication and education approaches
- Teacher-centred and student-centred learning
- Verbal skills for classroom teaching
- Questioning skills
- Lecturing or giving a talk
- Elements of lecturing.
- Listening Skills
- Stages of listening
- Key elements of listening in a classroom
- Obstacles to listening
- Lack of interest
- Selective attention
- Listening skills
- Active listening
- Empathic listening
- Responding to received communications.
- Understanding Motivation
- What is motivation
- Variables of motivation
- Theories of motivation
- Maslow’s theory of motivation
- Primary motivator, Unlearned motivators
- Secondary or learned motivators
- Motivation and anxiety
- Motivation and distress.
- Motivational factors
- Internal and external incentives
- Relational nature of incentives
- Enhancing intrinsic motivators
- Social reinforcers as incentives
- Influence of groups on individual motivation
- Social loafing.
- Applying Motivation to Education
- Motivation and goals
- Vicious and virtuous cycles
- Practical applications
- Assessing a person’s current situation
- Dealing with emotions
- Identifying existing barriers to learning
- Establishing goals and priorities
- Locating and applying useful resources.
- Stress Management
- Flight or fight response
- Long term problems
- What happens when a person is stressed
- Stress management program.
- Conflict Management
- What is conflict
- Conflict handling techniques
- Dealing with anger in others
- Modifying anger
- Role play and conflict management.
- Mediation and Negotiation
- What is negotiation?
- Establishment groups
- Community groups
- Joint problem solving approach
- Effective negotiating behaviour
- Mediator’s responsibilities
- Attributes of a good facilitator
- Balance of power
- Power imbalance
- Group work and discussion
- Conflict training exercises.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Describe how communication between people helps to maximise the advantages of education.
- To better grasp what another person is saying to you, describe and put into practise several listening techniques.
- Describe the role that motivation plays in the teaching-learning process and in the development of a curious attitude towards learning.
- Choose and grow motivational elements that are suited for specific classroom circumstances.
- Explain some useful methods a teacher might employ to inspire their students.
- Provide examples of useful stress-management practises that educators can employ to help themselves and their pupils.
- Determine, examine, and develop strategies for handling conflict in a learning environment.
- Describe how to use realistic strategies to promote mediation in conflict situations in a learning environment.
How to Study
In order for learning to be successful, two essential human components are necessary:
- a pupil who is open to learning and responsive, and who can communicate in ways that satisfy those needs
- a teacher who is capable of conveying the necessary information in a way that supports students’ learning and is responsive to their needs.
This indicates that in order to be a great teacher, a person needs comprehend how communication functions and use that comprehension to establish favourable learning environments.
The instructor really only has control over his or her own communications, even though communication is a two-way process and the outcome of a communication event is determined by the behaviour and attitudes of both participants. But, a teacher can also help students improve their communication skills by serving as an example of successful communication and by offering advice. Although while neither educators nor students often acknowledge it as such, this is a crucial component of education. The reason a student may struggle in school or at work is not due to a lack of ability, but rather due to poor communication skills. This student may understand a complex concept or be familiar with a process, but be unable to communicate that understanding or knowledge clearly and unambiguously, or to communicate effectively with others.
Consider how the methods, practises, and processes covered in this course may be applied to your teaching or training settings as you learn them. Furthermore take into account how you may use the course to help students become more effective in the classroom and in work.