Critical Thinking in Self-Directed Study with EmoEles: A Pedagogical Perspective (AAN)

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This professional development training in Critical Thinking in Self-Directed Study with EmoEles: A Pedagogical Perspective, introduced by Cledor Education is one of four (4) courses in a portfolio titled INNOVATIONS IN PEDAGOGY, SELF-DIRECTED STUDY, AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE. The portfolio aims to provide participants with the knowledge of current and emerging developments in self-directed study, pedagogy, time management, and reflective practice; and how these impact learning and achievement.

This course will specifically equip in-service teachers with the skills to integrate EmoEles, a self-directed learning system that stimulates critical thinking, as a pedagogy option for effective teaching and learning in their classrooms.

The pedagogical approach of this training is based on interactive and experiential learning, whereby the participants will actively learn by interacting among themselves and with facilitators through multiple discussion boards before, during, and after the sessions; and use a hands-on approach to learning that goes beyond the day of training; informed by their pre and post-training knowledge, experience, and reflections. These are aimed at shaping and sharpening the knowledge, competencies, and practice of participants in their profession, and enhancing their skill in the subject matter.

Participants will accumulate hands-on learning through a series of self-paced online activities aided by an assigned Learning Management System (LMS), including discussion boards, video demonstrations, case studies, project reports, presentations, etc… Participants will acquire key insights into self-directed study that they can actively apply in their schools, classrooms, and personal development by the end of the course. The methods of assessment will, among others, emphasize participants’ hands-on application of what they have learned to improve teaching and learning in their schools and classrooms.

The LMS, once assigned, will be used by each participant to manage all their course activities. This includes registration, course materials in multimedia, quizzes, access to assigned program facilitators and client service staff, zoom meetings, discussion boards/forums, end-of-program assessments, automatic generation of program certificates upon successful completion, and a record and status of all professional development (PD) programs attended at Cledor Education throughout the teacher’s career

COMPETENCIES TO BE ACQUIRED:

The training will focus on functional outcomes for teachers such as being able to;

(i)                equip and systematically supervise their students to apply critical thinking in their self-directed study of any standard textbook or learning medium e.g. helping students apply the EmoEles self-directed learning system as a means to discourage their tendencies to use rote methods in the learning of their subjects;

(ii)               use EmoEles as a time-saving learner-centered pedagogy option e.g. equip students to use the EmoEles self-directed learning system to self-study their topics ahead of their class lessons and share their learning during the class while the teacher relates as a guide and facilitator.

(iii)              apply critical thinking in their own self-directed study of any learning material e.g. stimulate critical thinking for effective self-directed learning through analysis, synthesis, and application of contents of study materials from any CPD course, training program, etc.

The methods of assessment will, among others, emphasize participants’ hands-on application of what they have learned to improve teaching and learning in their schools and classrooms.

The four (4) courses in the indicated portfolio are structured as follows:

1. Critical Thinking in Self-Directed Study with EmoEles: A Pedagogical Perspective.

2. Mnemonic Devices in Teaching and Learning.

3. Comprehensive Time Management Skills for Effective Study.

4. Writing Reflective Logs with EmoEles.

COURSE ONE

Critical thinking in self-directed study with EmoEles: A pedagogical perspective

Purpose:

This course will equip participants to use EmoEles as a pedagogy option that stimulates critical thinking and promotes self-directed study and learning.

Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will:

Apply critical thinking in the design of a solution to a problem. (NTECF Pillars 1, 3; NTS 1b,e,g; 3e)

Discuss how EmoEles may be used as a pedagogy option in classrooms. (NTECF Pillars 1, 3; NTS 1a,b,e; 3e)

Demonstrate the application of EmoEles in pedagogy. (NTECF Pillars 1, 3; NTS 1a,b,e; 2b,c,e; 3e,f,g,k,l,m,n)

Using a study notebook, demonstrate EmoEles in the self-directed study of a standard textbook. (NTECF Pillars 1,3; NTS 1b,e; 3e)

Demonstrate the supervision of self-directed study with EmoEles. (NTECF Pillars 1 ,3; NTS 1a,b,e; 2b,c,e; 3e,f,k,l,m,n)

Course Certification

Participants who meet the course requirements (incl. a 60% pass on the final assessment in this LMS) will receive a Certificate of Achievement issued in electronic format. Another Certificate of Participation (incl. points earned) will be issued in the TPG on the NTC website for teachers who will take the separate and compulsory final assessment to be sent to their emails.

Structure

  1. Introduction to EmoEles
  2. Critical Thinking in Self-directed Study with EmoEles
  3. Types and Methods of Study
  4. Supervision of Self-directed Study with EmoEles
  5. Pedagogic Applications
  6. Summative Assessments
  7. Certification

Sessions                                           

Course format: Online

Language: English ‎(en)‎

Time required: 6 hours (estimated)

Dates, Time, and Selected Districts: See course platforms for updates

Course access: Reviewed by NTC and approved for teacher registration

Target Group: Teachers in all ranks, teaching/non-teaching staff

Method of recording and keeping attendance: Teacher’s INSET Logbook, NTC’s digital register for teachers, Cledor Education’s attendance register

Intended mechanism for monitoring attendance and active participation (per hour or per session) for the duration of the activity: Periodic recording of participant list; use of interactive learning; use of LMS, periodic formative activities, others are: Attendance register, Q&A, and group activities.

Method to be used for obtaining feedback or evaluation of the program:

  1. Formative and summative assessment of participants
  2. Questionnaires/Feedback forms
  3. Video testimonials

CPD Points to be Awarded: Maximum of 2 credit points for this training where the attendee meets the course requirements.

List of references for participants to consult ahead of training:

  • Updates will be available on discussion boards

Please note that there is a live Q&A session with the course facilitator.

FACILITATOR INFORMATION

Name: Francis Mensah-Okyere

Position: Executive Director, Cledor Ltd.

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp: 0546320697

Name: Peter Brown, PhD

Position: Associate Consultant/Facilitator

Email: [email protected]

Name: Felicia K. Etsey, PhD

Position: Associate Consultant/Facilitator

Email: [email protected]

Name: Vida Akai-Tetteh, PhD

Position: Associate Consultant/Facilitator

Email: [email protected]

IPR Notice:

This training program/course content is heavily discounted and intended only for your personal and/or direct classroom application. Reselling without the written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited.

No part of the EmoEles program is to be reproduced by any means. EmoEles, including related creations, is not licensed for any third-party commercial business activity, non-profit business activity, or revenue-generating business activity, except for the use as described in the preceding paragraph.

Please proceed to participate in this training only if you agree.

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