Thursday, August 29, 2013

Short course for AYUSH Teachers in Educational Methodology

Program objectives
The overall objective of the Short Course in Educational Methodology is to provide the healthcare system with qualified educators. The program focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are relevant to professional performance and career development in AYUSH education.

Who should attend this course?
Teachers in AYUSH Colleges affiliated to RGUHS, who wish to understand the principles of Educational Methodology and apply them in their teaching and evaluation practices.

To enable the teachers of AYUSH Colleges so as to apply the principles of Educational Methodology in their teaching and evaluation practices
At the end of the course, the participants will –
·         identify the learning needs of their students
·         demonstrate evidence of teaching skills
·         plan and design appropriate teaching – learning aids
·         design, plan and implement appropriate student assessment strategy
·         demonstrate evidence of the ability to provide evidence based advice to teachers, University committees or management of an AYUSH educational institution, the regulations of respective apex bodies
  • act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.

Nature of Course Delivery
The three month course is envisaged on the Open and Distance Learning Mode. This model is increasingly preferred as strategy for Continuing Professional Development by various professional communities.
The course will be delivered on multiple platforms –
  • distance learning through self-learning text
  • embedded self assessment activities which will be tutor marked
  • induction program to introduce the course and its implementation
  • mentoring through e-mail from the academic hub
  • contact programs to practice the relevant skills.
The course will be of three months duration with one Induction Program at the beginning of the course and tow Contact Programs, one at the end of six weeks each at the Academic Hub. The course will be delivered in a modular design.
Assessment of the learners is done in three phases –
  • Portfolio comprising of Self Assessment Activity, which is embedded as Assignments into the Self Learning Material,
  • Individual and Group Tasks at the Contact Programs
  • Microteaching presentation and Peer Review during the second Contact Program
On successful completion of the course, a Certificate will be awarded.

Course Details

Module 1: Basics of education
This module prepares you to understand the underlying principles that influence learning, thereby improving the teaching performance.
Specific objectives
At the end of this module, you will be able to –
o   Summarise adult learning principles
o   Describe stages of learning
o   Acknowledge differences in learning styles and their implication on educational practice
o   Discuss the  basic teaching model
o   Explain Miller’s Spiral of Education
o   Distinguish the characteristics of a ‘good teacher’
o   Justify the need for a formal course in educational methodology for better teacher performance

  • Educational psychology with special reference to adult learning theories
  • Stages and phases of learning
  • Education as a system
  • Basic teaching model
  • Miller’s Educational Spiral
  • Overview of teacher competencies
  • Importance of training teachers in health professions

Module 2: Curriculum Management
Specific objectives
At the end of this module, you will be able to –
o   Describe the domains of educational taxonomy
o   Design course plan for Unit, Term and Year
o   Prepare a lesson plan
o   Present a micro teaching session
o   Peer review a micro teaching session
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  • Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
  • Hierarchy of objectives
  • Levels of objectives

  • Course planning at annual, term and unit levels
  • Lesson Planning
  • Microteaching – principles of presentation and review

Module 3: Learning environment
Specific objectives
At the end of this module, you will be able to –
o   Demonstrate the effectively use, advantages and disadvantages of various TL methods
o   Relate TL Methods to various domains
o   Validate the importance of communication in TL context
o   Match TL Media to TL Methods
o   Identify domain specific TL Media

  • Teaching – Learning Methods
  • Educational Communication
  • Teaching – Learning Media
  • Preparing handouts, charts, PPT
  • Advanced Teaching - Learning Resources

Module 4: Evaluation
Specific objectives
At the end of this module, you will be able to –
o   Discuss principles of evaluation
o   Choose assessment methods based on domains
o   Construct a Question Paper blueprint
o   Prepare questions for three categories of theory test – long essay, short essay and short answer
o   Recall principles of OSCE / OSPE
o   Conduct ‘good’ viva

  • Principles of evaluation
  • Forms of evaluation
  • Characteristics of a test
  • Matrix of evaluation and domains of learning
  • Blue print for a question paper
  • Improving Essay Type Questions
  • Introduction to OSCE / OSPE
  • Objective Structured Viva Voce / Viva Cards
  • Question Banking and Answer Key



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