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M.Ed on Education and Innovation: EDUPDP - Practice Development Placement 1 and 2- M.Ed.

COURCE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide high quality professional teaching and learning experiences for students with increased opportunities to (a) reflect on practice, (b) plan and implement innovations in classroom teaching, learning and assessment and (c) evaluate the effectiveness of pedagogic innovations in different classroom contexts. Students will reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of their practice and draw on a range of evidence to support their evaluative conclusions in collaboration with their College academic advisors. Students will be introduced to a range of innovative evidence-based pedagogies, classroom management strategies, curriculum development and assessment practices and policies relevant to a variety of school settings. Students will be supported in developing critical reflective thinking and enquiry skills in the planning, delivery and evaluation of lessons during the 22 weeks school-based Practice Development Placement across two semesters. They will use the knowledge and practical skills developed in this and other courses of the Program to develop innovative pedagogic solutions to complex and challenging teaching, learning and assessment problems and grow as reflective, enquiry-oriented innovative practitioners engaging creatively to develop practices consistent with UAE national professional standards for teachers.

eBooks

LLSH Resources By Weeks

Week 1

Practice Development Placement Orientation - Review of expectations and Handbook

Introduction to Practice Development Placement 1

Readings:

Week 2

Enhancing Student Engagement and independent learning through Pedagogic Innovations:

Metacognitive Strategies Peer-Mediated Instruction Differentiated Instruction

Week 3

Effective Assessment Practices in Teaching and Learning: Assessment for Learning (AfL)

Assessment of Learning (AoL) Assessment as Learning (AaL)

Data-driven instructional decision making

Week 4

PLANNING/TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Week 5

PLANNING/TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Pedagogic Innovation Reflection Report 1 Due

Week 6

Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Instructional Technology Devices and Software

Emerging Technology in Education (e.g., AI, robotics, mobile devices)

 

Evidence-Based Practices in Distance Learning (online, hybrid)

Week 7

Developing and deepening Teacher Leadership Skills: Classroom Management

School-community partnerships: Effective Communication with Students, Colleagues, and Families

Week 8

PLANNING/TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Pedagogic Innovation Reflective Report 2 Due

Week 9

PLANNING/TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Week 10

Resourcing and managing professional growth

(research partnership- networking- professional organizations- continuous PD)

Week 11

Forming Teacher Identity

E-Portfolio Part I Due

Week 12

Introduction to Practice Development Placement 1 Lesson Planning and Differentiation of Instruction Readings:

Week13

Enhancing Active Student Involvement & Engagement in the Classroom: Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning

Peer-Mediated Instruction (student grouping practices)

The role of Self-Regulation in Effective Teaching and Learning Embedding Student Voice within Instruction

Readings:

Week 14

PLANNING/ TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Week 15

PLANNING/ TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Week16

PLANNING/ TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Week 17

Formative Assessment: Assessment for Learning Questioning Strategies for Building Critical Thinking Skills Project-Based Assessment

Readings:

Chapter 12

Pedagogic Innovation Reflection Report 3 Due

Week18

Effective Summative Assessment Practices Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback Data-Driven Instructional Decision Making

  • Dolin, J., Black, P., Harlen, W., & Tiberghien, A. (2018). Exploring relations between formative and summative assessment. In Transforming assessment. Springer, Cham.pp.53-80
  • Obilor, E. I. (2019). Feedback and students’ learning. International Journal of Innovative Education Research, 7(2). ISSN: 2354- 2942

Week19

PLANNING/ TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Week 20

PLANNING/ TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Professional Growth Plan Due

Week 21

PLANNING/ TEACHING/ REFLECTION

Week 22

Professional Growth Plan Presentations

E-Portfolio Part II Due