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Through this course you will start to critically examine your own ideas about education, teaching and learning. The critique will be developed through engagement with theories and ideas developed through educational research. You will be encouraged to use these ideas to challenge or support your own ideas about education. Each week we will focus on one key question, using video lectures, key readings and challenges to explore some commonplace notions about education. With the guidance of the course team, you will be asked to use these ideas to critically reflect on your own understandings and experience. By the end of the course, you will have developed a personal response to the main question: what is your preferred future for education?
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Aprox. 19 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6-8 hours/week
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Subtítulos: English
Globe

Curso 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Clock

Aprox. 19 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6-8 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtítulos: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

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4 hours to complete

How do we learn?

This week we focus on the important question of "how do we learn?". One of our aims this week is to demonstrate the learning approach of this course as well as to get you to think about how you have learnt in the past, and to question some of your own assumptions about learning....
Reading
7 videos (Total 51 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Lecture 1 How do we learn?11m
Lecture 2 How do we learn? cont'd7m
Lecture 3 How do we learn? cont'd9m
Lecture 4 How do we learn? optional extra4m
Lecture 5 How do we learn? optional cont'd7m
Lecture 6 How do we learn? optional cont'd5m
Reading7 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading10m
Glossary of Terms10m
How do we learn? (about week 1)10m
This week's readings (and lectures)10m
Let's discuss...10m
Reflections10m

2

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3 hours to complete

What is intelligence and does it matter?

In this second week of the course we focus on the tricky issue of intelligence. In the resources this week, we explore what we mean by intelligence and how it can affect learning and educational success....
Reading
4 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lecture 2 What is intelligence cont'd5m
Lecture 3 What is intelligence cont'd7m
Lecture 4 What is intelligence cont'd13m
Reading4 readings
What is intelligence and does it matter? (about week 2)10m
This week's readings10m
Let's discuss...10m
Reflections10m

3

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4 hours to complete

What makes a good teacher?

In the third week of this course, we turn our attention from learning to teaching. In the resources this week we explore our images of "good" teachers and consider where these images come from....
Reading
6 videos (Total 53 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Lecture 2 What makes a good teacher? cont'd9m
Lecture 3 What makes a good teacher? cont'd8m
Lecture 4 What makes a good teacher? cont'd11m
Lecture 5 What makes a good teacher? cont'd9m
Lecture 6 What makes a good teacher? cont'd7m
Reading4 readings
What makes a good teacher? (about week 3)10m
This week's readings10m
Let's discuss...10m
Reflections10m

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3 hours to complete

Can schools make a difference?

In this fourth week, we turn our attention from individual classrooms and the relationship between learning and teaching, and focus on schools as organisations...
Reading
3 videos (Total 19 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Lecture 2 What makes a good school? cont'd4m
Lecture 3 What makes a good school? cont'd6m
Reading4 readings
Can schools make a difference? (about week 4)10m
This week's readings10m
Let's discuss...10m
Reflections10m

5

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3 hours to complete

Why do governments fund education?

In this penultimate week of the course we expand our discussion still further and consider the role education plays in our societies....
Reading
6 videos (Total 46 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Lecture 2 What are governments' priorities for education? cont'd8m
Lecture 3 What are governments' priorities for education? cont'd5m
Lecture 4 What are governments' priorities for education? cont'd5m
Lecture 5 What are governments' priorities for education? cont'd7m
Lecture 6 What are governments' priorities for education? cont'd10m
Reading4 readings
Why do governments fund education? (about week 5)10m
This week's readings10m
Let's discuss...10m
Reflections10m

6

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3 hours to complete

What future for education?

In this final week of the course, we return to the question that started it all off: what future for education? The content is a little different this week, but the structure should be familiar to you....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 readings
What future for education? (about week 6)10m
This week's TED talks10m
Let's discuss...10m
Reflections ... create your own TED talk10m
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Top Reviews

By EMSep 8th 2016

A really excellent course - well delivered, informative and insightful. I would highly recommend this for anyone working within the education space, whether a new practitioner or experienced.

By NFSep 21st 2015

Great course! I enjoyed it very much. I feel like it is slightly more directed at teachers and those who have a career in education, rather than individuals interested in the topic.

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About University of London

The University of London is a federal University which includes 18 world leading Colleges. Our distance learning programmes were founded in 1858 and have enriched the lives of thousands of students, delivering high quality University of London degrees wherever our students are across the globe. Our alumni include 7 Nobel Prize winners. Today, we are a global leader in distance and flexible study, offering degree programmes to over 50,000 students in over 180 countries. To find out more about studying for one of our degrees where you are, visit www.london.ac.uk...

About UCL Institute of Education

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the world's leading centre for education and social science research, teaching, and engagement. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff. In December 2014 it became a single-faculty school of UCL, called the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). Ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 QS World University Rankings, the IOE was awarded the 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize. In 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes...

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