Pedagogy – Bachelor’s Degree 2014
Interactive Teaching Methods
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 4
Recommended Semester: 8
ECTS Credits Allocated: 6.00
Pre-requisites: /

Course objectives: Understanding the basic ideas and theoretical postulates that interactive teaching is based on and training for planing and realization of interactive teaching.

Course description: Theoretical course: Theoretical foundations of interactive teaching. Functions of education. The nature, principles and learning styles. The causes of failure in learning. Interactive teaching components: planning, realization, monitoring and support. Types of activities: warm up, lead in, building, finishing activities. Interactive teaching strategies, methods and techniques. Teacher’s roles: planner, facilitator, mediator... Advantages and limitations, difficulties in planning and realization of interactive teaching. Cooperative learning concepts, goals, principles and effects. Teacher’s activities in group work organization. Practical course: 1. Empirical learning through participation in interactive teaching and analysing proper experience; 2. Organization of teaching activities using the interactive teaching methods; 3. Planning the teaching segments with the use of interactive teaching methods and cooperative learning; 4. Realization of one lesson or short training on different contents with different target groups and participating in evaluation of realized activities.

Learning Outcomes: Student: understands the theoretical foundation for interactiv teaching; he is able to plan and use the interactive teaching methods, to plan group work and facilitate group interaction and to work in a team; he is ready to take the responsibility for the teaching process.

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