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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What it means to be a professional

4 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
What society expects of teachers9m
The importance of the teacher to student outcomes and development13m
My reasons for becoming a teacher12m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Portfolio10m
FAQ10m
Outline for Week One10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Ethics, codes of conduct and standards for teachers

5 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Features and uses of professional standards16m
Registration, certification, appraisal and performance management10m
Codes of conduct and discipline of teachers7m
Interview One20m
1 reading
Outline for Week Two10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Legal and administrative responsibilities of a teacher

5 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Negligence (Part 1)14m
Negligence (Part 2)8m
A duty to educate7m
The rights and responsibilities of students, parents and teachers11m
1 reading
Outline for Week Three10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Developing a personal philosophy of teaching

5 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Evidence on effective teaching (1)14m
Evidence on effective teaching (2)18m
My values, beliefs and current philosophy of teaching5m
Interview Two18m
1 reading
Outline for Week Four10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Being a Professional

By DOOct 19th 2018

I had an awesome experience while learning this course. Very educative that I found it easy to integrate it into my everyday work. Thanks a lot Coursera for such opportunity.

By EMNov 3rd 2016

There was so much to learn on how to build up my teaching career. It was quite enlightening. Thanks to the team for this course!

Instructors

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Professor Stephen Dinham

Chair of Teacher Education and Director of Learning and Teaching
University of Melbourne, Australia
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Professor John MacBeath

Professor Emeritus
University of Cambridge, UK

About Commonwealth Education Trust

The Commonwealth Education Trust invests in primary and secondary education and the professional development of teachers throughout their careers. Through education it seeks to enhance the opportunities for children from all walks of life to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities. ...

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