Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 260 - Methods of Teaching for Elementary Education

Provides an overview of teaching methodology for effective instruction in elementary classrooms. Opportunities will be provided for planning and practicing instruction based on a knowledge of the theory and research supporting the strategies and models used. Emphasis will be on developing the habit of reflective practice and fostering collaborative problem solving. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly ED 205.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe a variety of teaching strategies, explaining those learning theories that support the use of these strategies.
  • Explain the relationship of current research to best teaching practices.
  • Select models and techniques appropriate to what is being taught and that meets the needs and abilities of diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrate a lesson that utilizes the theoretical principles of an instructional approach.
  • Plan and reflect upon instruction, with attention to planning, implementation, management, and assessment.
  • Create a cohesive, productive learning community that focuses on student engagement and achievement.
  • Evaluate teaching models for their effectiveness in responding to individual learner strengths, needs, and capabilities.
  • Identify and discuss those factors that significantly affect the culture of the classroom.
  • Reflect critically on topics related to the teaching-learning process.
  • Develop a set of definitions, guidelines, and procedures regarding the nature of the teaching-learning process that will serve as a basis for planning, assessment, management, and decision-making.

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