EDU3148 Education III
This course investigates the challenges and prospects teachers encounter when they attempt to form student-centered learning environments and extends to educators concrete insights and methods to support their work. Teachers attempt to make their classroom spaces where students participate in genuine and significant work, where students collaborate on challenging and composite tasks, and where students develop deep disciplinary knowledge and the skills and approaches that are essential for their achievement. The teacher must retain good leadership qualities in order to establish this style of environment. This course probes into ways to advance those vital skills.
You will grasp the usefulness and significance of leadership in education. Leadership is an essential tool in professional practice; you should not initiate a professional career without some knowledge of what amounts to notable leadership and a viewpoint of what it takes to be an excellent leader. This course will furnish you with that understanding. You will also study how to arrange your classroom and system of teaching for ideal student engagement and triumph.
This course seeks to impart students with an exposure to the principal philosophies that add to our understanding of leadership; to the research and theories which authenticate it as a field of study; to discover the origins of these theories in the notable and cosmopolitan viewpoints that impact them; to extend the core for their significant evaluation and to utilize them in the setting of an educator’s specialized and collective responsibilities. This course will deliver understanding of leadership, especially in educational settings. By the end of this course, all students should:
- Exhibit an understanding of the function of institutional leadership in schools
- Investigate recent theories of teaching and learning
- Managing a school environment
- Found an action strategy to augment school performance
- Impart instructional leadership while respecting the needs of the students
- Recognize attributes of highly effective schools
- Comprehend behaviors apparent in leaders demonstrating success
“A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”
“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”
Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.
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(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)
- (2017) 11 Ways to Define Leadership. Jennifer Post. Business News Daily Contributor. http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/3647-leadership-definition.html
- (2016) Teacher Leadership. Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teacher_leadership
- (2014) 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher: George Lucas Educational Foundation. Carrie Lam, Academic Director, Teacher & Workshop Leader, Canada. https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/11-habits-effective-teacher
- (2013) The Eight Characteristic of Effective School Leaders. Nick Morrison. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2013/12/30/the-eight-characteristics-of-effective-school-leaders/#16b90fb09762
- (2009) Educational Psychology Second Edition: Saylor.org. Kelvin Seifert, Rosemary Sutton (Online). https://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Educational-Psychology.pdf
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