Course Identification

Biology Module: Theory based Teaching Practices for the Design of a Learning Unit
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Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Dr. Inbal Ester Flash Gvili, Dr. Gilat Brill
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Course Schedule and Location

2022
First Semester
Tuesday, 15:00 - 16:15, FGS, Rm 1
05/10/2021
01/02/2022

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

Science Teaching (non thesis MSc Track): Lecture; Obligatory; Regular; 2.00 points

Comments

1st year

Prerequisites

No

Restrictions

20

Language of Instruction

Hebrew

Attendance and participation

Obligatory

Grade Type

Numerical (out of 100)

Grade Breakdown (in %)

20%
80%

Evaluation Type

Final assignment

Scheduled date 1

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Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)

3

Syllabus

This is the first course in a sequence of three, in which students learn toward their final project in the program. During this course, students are introduced to teaching practices/strategies (cognitive apprenticeship and knowledge integration) that are based on learning theories (Cognitive constructivism, Social constructivism). Strategies are introduced via the relevant literature and through modeling of the strategies during the course. Students are expected to develop a learning unit that implements a theory-based teaching practice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course- students should be able to:

  1. Describe in their own words a theory-based teaching practice
  2. Explain in their own words how a chosen teaching practice is based on a learning theory.
  3. Design a learning unit based on the chosen teaching practice to achieve the desired learning outcome.
  4. Design learning outcomes for their unit based on their experience, biology high school curricular goals, and science education literature.
  5. Reflect on the influence of the teaching strategy and development of learning materials on their perception of teachers' goals in the learning process of their students.

Reading List

Each student will receive individual list of suggested reading according to the subject of their project.

Website

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