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At Alison, were so passionate about teaching and education that weve created a global network of learners and educators who use our free courses to further their careers and empower their lives. Now, we turn our attention to those educators themselves with a series of modules on everything from early childhood development and working with children with special educational needs to the theory of pedagogy and educational psychology.…Read More
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Alison’s free online teaching courses can open doors to a career in this respected profession, or improve your prospects of promotion. We recommend a Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators if you aspire to the classroom management skills that make for inspirational teachers. As you might expect, there is more to Alison’s teaching courses than traditional education. We suggest certificate courses in Childcare and EYFS or Montessori Teaching - Fundamental Concepts & Principles if you would like to work with young children. Or how about Working with Students with Special Educational Needs for assisting learners facing a range of challenges to fulfil their potential. If you would like to travel, or help non-English speakers, the Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language is one of a handful of ESL courses that will set your career on track.
Alison’s free online teaching diploma courses explore the mechanics of being an educator. As any teacher (and pupil) knows, having a wealth of knowledge about a given subject does not make you a great teacher. You must be able to communicate information in an interesting way, command respect in the classroom and motivate your students to give their best. We recommend the Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators for helping you achieve those goals.
There are also opportunities to teach outside a school setting, including in the workplace. Alison’s Advanced Diploma in Training of Trainers will introduce you to a range of training methods and pedagogical approaches to help you plan for success. If you want to explore e-learning and the latest approach to education, we suggest the Diploma in Outcome-based Education and Academic Quality Assurance. Discover how to develop learning outcomes and improve your teaching methods.
If you are looking for a free online teaching course to bolster your skills, Alison has something for everyone. We recommend Childcare and EYFS for an introduction to working with babies and children in these crucial early years. Pupils who have learning, behavioural or physical challenges deserve your support in getting the most from their education. We suggest the short course Working with Students with Special Educational Needs for practical strategies that will help them - and you. Are you interested in environment-led early years teaching? Montessori Teaching - Fundamental Concepts & Principles will introduce you to the concepts pioneered by Maria Montessori and could spark your interest in pursuing a career in this growing field.
Yes, you can. If you are a retired teacher or even someone who can take learners through a subject in a meaningful and logical way, we’d love to hear from you. You can join the worldwide Alison family to become a self-publisher. Learn more here.