Coursera platform offers, in cooperation with Commonwealth Education Trust, a free online course: Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Being a Teacher. This online course is for anyone who is teaching, or who would like to teach, in any subject and any context – be it at school, at home or in the workplace.
About The Foundations of Teaching: Being a Teacher Course
With dynamic lessons taught by established and respected professionals from across the Commonwealth, this eight-course program will see you develop and strengthen your skills in teaching, professionalism, assessment, and more.
As you carry on through the program, you will find yourself strengthening not only your skills but your connection with colleagues across the globe. This a professional development opportunity not to be missed!
This course allows you to reflect on your personal and professional development as a teacher.
Through reflection and portfolio development, you will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how to promote learning.
|The course is designed for||Beginner level|
|Offered by||Coursera platform in cooperation with Commonwealth Education Trust|
|Course duration||12 hours|
|Price||Free of charge|
|Certificate upon Completion||Available with the paid version|
|Course language||English (Subtitles: Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Italian, Vietnamese, German, Russian, English, Spanish).|
|Already enrolled||61,227 students.|
What you will learn from this course:
- Unit 1: What is a teacher?
The first week of this course looks at what it means to be a teacher. Learn how we can improve what we do as teachers using a model of continuous professional development.
- Unit 2: Myself and My Learning
The second week of this course looks at teachers’ sense of identity, and the differing reasons and motivations people have for becoming a teacher. You will reflect on the nature of transactions in the classroom and the differing ways in which students respond to how teachers address them.
- Unit 3: Influences on my learning
The third week of this course continues the theme of how other key people or events have influenced your teaching and learning. You will learn about the primary motivations that persuade people to take up teaching as a career. How do you communicate with children, or adult learners, in ways that help them to grasp key concepts and ways of thinking?
- Unit 4: Impacts on my learning
This week we look at the impact our social identities have on our learning. The four lectures in week four are all related to the theme of difference. It will be important for you to think about your own socialization and how you learned about differences.
- Unit 5: How do I learn?
How do I learn best? During this week we will focus on how you learn best and how you can make connections with your own classroom and learners.
- Unit 6: My learning environment
During this week we will focus on ‘My learning environment’. We will explore the principles of pedagogy, specifically Alexander’s nine aspects of pedagogy.
How to enroll in Foundations of Teaching: Being a Teacher course for free
Check the course official website and click on “Enroll For Free”. An enrollment box will pop up for you. Here you have two options, you can either join the paid version of the course by clicking on “Purchase Course ”, or you can view all course lessons for free by clicking on “Full Course, No Certificate”.
After clicking on “Full Course, No Certificate”, you can click on “Continue” to start your course for free!
If you are unable to pay and want a certificate, you can apply to Coursera for Financial aid.
The course official website
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