Singapore University of Social Sciences

Critical Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment (ECE501)

Synopsis

Teaching, learning and assessment are key components of education. This course examines pedagogy in a holistic way as it supports critical and reflective teaching, learning and assessment practices. Pedagogy and assessment cover not only the teaching approaches, pupil-teacher interactions and how learning is documented and assessed, but also serve to inform educational theories, personal learning styles, assessment, and relationships in the educational learning environment. This course challenges learners to reappraise their understanding and practice through effectively linking theory to practice.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • The meaning of pedagogy
  • Key concepts and components of effective pedagogy
  • Factors that influence personal learning styles
  • Approaches to critical reflection and documentation of learning
  • Evaluation of learning and teaching practices
  • Different forms and approaches in providing feedback
  • Assessment of learning: What it means in practice
  • Assessment for learning: Translating it into practice
  • Assessment as learning: Implications in teaching and learning
  • An integrated approach using personal learning styles pedagogy
  • Professionalism in early childhood education
  • Implications of teaching, learning and assessment in early childhood education

Learning Outcome

  • Verify the key concepts and components of effective pedagogy
  • Discuss the factors that influence personal learning styles
  • Critique approaches to critical reflection in teaching and learning
  • Analyse the importance of making sense of assessment and feedback
  • Propose critical approaches of teaching and learning in work settings
  • Evaluate strategies for effective application
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