Continuing Education

EDUC810 - Learner Centered Instructional Practices

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Course Overview

This course is the first of the Becoming a Master Instructor (BMI) Program. Participants are provided with the opportunity to assess their skills in the context of adult learning and become aware of the environment in which adults prefer to learn. Principles are then applied to lesson planning and delivery, utilizing a proven adult learning model and incorporating active learning strategies to increase retention. Level I includes the following topics:

- Understanding the Adult Learner
- Utilizing Course Outlines
- Writing Lesson Objectives
- Fostering Active Learning
- Planning Your Lessons
- Presenting With Confidence
- Giving and Receiving Feedback

Each participant (4-8 to a group) delivers two practice teaching presentations and is provided with oral and written feedback for personal and professional growth.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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