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Diploma in Effective Teaching Principles for the 21st Century

Learn modern effective teaching principles to keep learners engaged and motivated, with this free online course.

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This free online course will train you on how to become an effective teacher. With this course, you will learn to use best practices to interact with students to keep them motivated and engaged. It will introduce you to the concept of outcome-based education (OBE) and the challenges that educators face in the 21st-century educational system. Learn to inspire students to reach their full potential by taking this course today!
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    10-15 Hours
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This course on effective teaching principles for the 21st century, encourages every teacher to learn the right skills to impart the necessary knowledge required by today's students. It begins by introducing the concept of outcome-based education (OBE) and the challenges that are faced in the 21st-century educational system. It highlights the advantages of having a program that is accredited and how it must align with the vision and mission of the educational institution.

Next, the course will present how to design a program that stimulates active learning and explains the Addie model approach (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation). The course will further explain how to match intended program outcomes with the assessment and evaluation criteria to bring out the best in a student. Finally, you will learn what attributes make a good teacher who can present learning material in a clear and organized manner.

This course gives advice on how to be enthusiastic about any material that you are presenting before a class of students and how to inspire them to continue to learn and advance in your area of study. Enrol in this course now; become an effective teacher and inspire students to reach their full potential today.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges of the 21st-century educational system
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of an accredited course
  • Discuss the role of a teacher and a student in a learning environment
  • Explain the benefits of the Addie model
  • Discuss the use of Bloom's revised taxonomy concerning achieving intended learning outcomes
  • Identify appropriate test items for all outcome-based objectives
  • Select an outcome-based curriculum document to meet Washington Accord requirements
  • Describe the various learning styles
  • Select evaluation methods that reinforce teaching and learning
  • Describe the attributes of an effective teacher


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