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In the Name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Overcoming Nightmares of

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Your expectations
What do you hope to achieve from this Session?

Our norms for this Training

Back to Basics

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Who is our Customer?

A quick question
WHAT IS A HIGH PERFORMING ACADEMIC?
SU P P L E M E N T A R Y Q U E ST I O N : H O W AR E W E M EA S U R E D ?

Course objectives
By the end of this course, you will have: learned the value of teaching and how it helps individuals and organisations found out about learning styles of individuals and various learning theories known how to design a course learned the main do's and don'ts of delivering a successful course prepare an action plan for your continued improvement as a Teacher

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What makes a good course?


Case Study 1

What makes a good course?


Case Study 2

The 'perfect course


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Teacher Participants Environment Programme Resources

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So just what is Teaching?


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What is learning? What is teaching? What is training? What is facilitating?

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The Learner

Learning experiences
A good learning experience

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Learning experiences
A poor learning experience

What contributes to a poor learning experience?


Can you list some factors?

How people learn?


Can you list the different ways people learn for example, by listening. Consider all likely ways The emphasis here is on quantity

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Learning Theories

Lets learn something about learning


Classical learning theory (Pavlov-Skinner et al) Kolbs learning cycle Blooms hierarchy of learning Multiple Intelligences (Gardner) Sensory learning preferences (VAK)

Pedagogy vs Androgogy

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Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913-1997) Father of Adult Learning

Pedagogy V/s Androgogy


Pedagogy
It is the method of teaching children. Learners are dependent. Learners have less or no experience to share, hence teaching becomes didactic. Learners learn whatever the curriculum offers. eachers are re"uired to direct the learner. Learning is curriculum oriented.

Androgogy
It is the method of teaching adults. Learners are independent. Learners are experienced, hence teaching involves, discussion, problem solving etc. he content has to be modified according to the learners! need. he learners are self#motivated. Learners need teachers to guide them. Learning is goal oriented.

Task: 2-minute presentation


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What does your chosen theory say about learning? How can we use learning from this theory in our next session back at our workplace?

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(through a visually appealing chart?)

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Handling groups
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During class, would you ask the participants to regroup several times? If you regroup participants, do you do it randomly or carefully choose the personnel of each group? There is pressure to conform in groups (groupthink). How can you counteract this pressure? How can you deal with conflict within groups?

Final Thought
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Tell me and I will forget Show me and I will remember Involve me and I will understand Step back and I will act
(Chinese proverb)

Course Delivery

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Why are we doing this?


Learners will usually find any activity more rewarding if they know why they are doing it. There are several reasons why this is so: they will be more motivated they will be able to relate the activity more closely to their lives they will be more focused

Activities in the class room


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What is the objective? (After this course, participants will be able to) What might be the ultimate purpose (Why are they doing this?) How should the course be managed? In groups or individually? Should it be learner focused (ideas coming primarily from the learners themselves), or teacher focused? How could feedback be given? How will the participants know whether they have done well or not? How could the course be spiced up, made more interesting or fun for the participants? How could the course be made more workplace-related, so that the participants see it as relevant to them?

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Designing a short session


Design a short session on one of these topics by considering 7 questions:
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Total Quality Management Human Resource Development Principles of Management Strategic Management

Teaching methods 1
Method Lectures/ presentations Written exercises Group discussions Pros

Cons

allows the teacher to convey information quickly to a large group Persuasive allows for individualised learning adjustable to different levels involves everyone can explore new ideas Flexible realistic and work-related great for problem-solving provides environment for practice allows for testing ideas

Case studies Role plays

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Teaching methods 2
Method Games and simulations Questionnaires Project work with presentation Videotaped simulations with playback Brainstorming Pros
high

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level of involvement and interest memorable and fun


self-awareness allows useful

time for reflection

for knowledge and skills practice effective for recall of knowledge


useful

provides

for self assessment medium for peer feedback

energisers great

and fun for stimulating ideas

Teaching methods 3
Method Movies (feature films) Training videos Pros
Visual

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appeal Lasting memory Entertaining


Specially produced with clear key messages Can reuse for all Fun Help Help

Outdoor physical activity Storytelling

with creativity in bonding/teambuilding

Real-life Credible Lasting

impact

What we retain

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Energisers and refreshers


Most courses include short lively activities that refresh the participants. Often, the refreshers will involve physical movement or animated communication, which help to keep everyone awake.

Anecdotes, or stories
When we communicate on a human level we like to talk about things that happened to us, or stories we have heard. An abstract concept can be made more memorable by a real-life example, a brief anecdote, which touches the listener on a very personal level.

The Teacher

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What type of teacher are you?


The guru An expert. Has a deep knowledge of his/her subject and loves to share it. Showman A would-be actor. Loves to be on stage, to perform before the audience. Often jokes and tells stories. A great entertainer. One of the boys (one of the girls) Communicates on a very friendly level with the participants. Perhaps mixes socially with them. The quiet one Tends to keep a low profile, preferring the participants to do all the work. Likes to stand back and let them get on with it. Disciplinarian Strict. Likes to push the participants hard and exert strong control over the group.

Good & Bad points of Teacher


Type of teacher The guru The showman One of the boys The quiet one The disciplinarian Good points Bad points

Picking up on signs from learners


How can we deal with this? A Signs of inattentiveness B Signs of confusion or non-comprehension

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Thank You.

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