Education

Course Curriculum Planning for Instructors and Facilitators
Are you thinking about teaching adults? Are you a new instructor or trainer in a school or business? Have you been asked to produce a course syllabus for a new course? The seven modules of this 30-hour course will provide you with knowledge and practical skills to develop course outlines/ syllabuses and lesson plans. In particular, this course focuses upon writing goals and objectives, writing learning outcomes, exploring various teaching and learning techniques, and developing assessment and evaluation strategies and tools. A session outlining background concepts and theories related to such curriculum planning is also included. Modules may be taken separately.

Competency-Based Education — Module 1
This six-hour module focuses on concepts and processes related to creating goals and objectives for a course. In particular, the module will focus on developing Course Profile charts (e.g., the DACUM chart) and on writing two types of learning objectives. This module is designed for instructors developing basic or introductory course materials for students who are novices or new to a particular subject.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre

(20256 HLTH ED09 A3A) David Tickner, 2 sessions, Thu, 6–9 pm, $125. Starts Apr 24


Outcomes-Based Education — Module 2
This six-hour module focuses on concepts and processes related to creating learning outcomes and related assessment activities for a course. In particular, the module will focus on the development of a Course Outcome Guide. This module is designed for instructors developing advanced or complex course materials for students who are approaching graduation and entry to the workplace.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook centre
(40203 HLTH ED10 A3A) David Tickner, 2 sessions, Thu, 6–9 pm, $125. Starts May 8


Course Assessment and Evaluation — Module 3
Prerequisite: Module 1 or 2
This six-hour module focuses on developing assessment and evaluation plans for a course. In particular, this module will review basic assessment techniques and focus upon the systematic development of marking guides and rubrics.

ABBOTSFORD – Clearbrook centre
(40204 HLTH ED11 A3A) David Tickner, 2 sessions, Thu, 6–9 pm, $125. Starts May 22


Developing a Course Syllabus — Module 4
Prerequisite: Module 1 or 2, 3
This three-hour module focuses on the development of a course syllabus. Typical elements of a syllabus such course purposes, course goals or outcomes, pre-requisites, course format and activities, assessment and evaluation, and institution policies will be reviewed and discussed. In particular, issues of course alignment and scheduling will be addressed. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of a course syllabus template from their institution if possible.

ABBOTSFORD – Clearbrook centre
(40205 HLTH ED12 A3A) David Tickner, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm, $66. Jun 5


Questioning Techniques — Module 5
This three-hour module focuses on the purposes and use of verbal and written questioning techniques. The module will focus on the use of questions during in-class activities such as debriefing case studies, troubleshooting problems in the shop or clinic, and the interactive lecture. Also, the module will focus on the use of question prompts and stems for writing activities such as journals or reports.

ABBOTSFORD – Clearbrook centre

(40206 HLTH ED13 A3A) David Tickner, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm, $66. Jun 12


Approaches to Lesson Planning — Module 6
This three-hour module explores purposes and formats for lesson planning. The module will review lesson planning related to helping students achieve the particular required goals and learning objectives of a course. As well, the module will review the planning of lessons designed to guide higher-level student learning activities in situations where student performance is not as predictable or as easily defined as for beginners. An underlying assumption of this module is the importance of lesson planning as the creative of positive learning environments.

ABBOTSFORD – Clearbrook centre

(40207 HLTH ED14 A3A) David Tickner, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm, $66. Jun 19


Background Concepts of Curriculum Development — Module 7
This three-hour module presents an overview and history of basic theories related to adult learning and curriculum development. The purpose of this module is to provide foundational context and rationale to support our curriculum content and delivery choices.

ABBOTSFORD – Clearbrook centre
(40208 HLTH ED15 A3A) David Tickner, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm, $66. Jun 26

Last updated December 2013

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