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Teaching in Higher Education: The Society, the Teacher, the Student
Description: This overview course provides a broad theoretical foundation for teaching and learning in higher education, as a base for the program's other, more practice-oriented courses. Participants will explore the function of higher education in society, the role of the teacher, and how students learn.
Teaching Disciplinary Content in English as an Additional Language
Description: This course provides the opportunity to develop a fundamental knowledge of theoretically-and emperically-based approaches to teaching disciplinary content in English. Participants will explore the following approaches for making complex subject matter accessible to students: content based instruction in English, content-based literacy, content and language integrated learning, and graphic representation of knowledge structures across disciplines.
Motivate and Engage in Higher Education
Description: This course introduces participants to the role that motivation and engagement play in effective higher education teaching and learning. The course will provide practical, theory based techniques, along with discussion of their applicability to intercultural classroom contexts.
Instructional Design Basics for Higher Education Contexts
Description: This course will focus on the components of effective instructional design for the higher education classroom. Using the principles of constructive alignment, participants will gain experience in writing appropriate learning outcomes, designing engaging learning activities and assessing student learning.
Lesson Planning in Theory and Practice
Description: This course will build on the basics of instructional design discussed in EXTL 5706 and observations of higher education lessons. Participants will be introduced to various lesson planning models, and to the concept of emergent lesson design and the teachable moment, with the goal of applying these to the design of individual lessons.
Description: This course gives participants the opportunity to teach a mini-lesson, using the lesson plan developed in EXTL 5707. Participants will offer feedback to each other, the engage in self-reflection on their lesson.
Intercultural Dimensions of Teaching and Learning in English-Medium Instruction Contexts
Description: The growing presence of international students in EMI contexts challenges educators to interact effectively with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. This course will help participants to understand the theoretical and practical dimensions of intercultural competence, intercultural pedagogy, and discipline-specific intercultural differences.
Teaching with Technology in Higher Education
Description: The purpose of this course is to consider how technologies can facilitate active and interactive learning in higher education. Participants will examine the benefits and challenges of using a variety of technology-supported course delivery models, strategies, and tools, and their applicability in international contexts.
Description: This course focuses on the specific disciplinary terminology and general academic language necessary for teaching content in EMI contexts. Participants will also be introduced to strategies for assisting their students to learn and use specialized vocabulary in English.
Introduction to English-Medium Instruction
Description: This course will give participants the theoretical foundation on which to base their understanding and practice of teaching and learning in English-medium instruction contexts. Topics will include how students learn; an introduction to the concepts of student-centered learning and active learning; and differences and similarities between teaching and learning in a native language and in English.
Facilitating Student Participation in English-Medium Instruction Contexts
Description: This course will assist participants to consider their students' reasons for engagement and non-engagement in their classes, and strategies for more fully fostering participation. According to participant needs and interests, topics may include question-posing strategies; facilitating student engagement in large classes; planning effective group work; and providing alternatives to oral participation.