Learning and Teaching Centre Resources

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Assessing your teaching effectiveness
Assessing your teaching effectiveness
This job aid describes some methods you can use to analyze and improve your instruction, using your own observation and records and by gathering feedback from your students. This job aid will help you to: • decide which qualities of your teaching to evaluate • choose an appropriate assessment method • make changes to improve your teaching Includes techniques for online courses.
Classroom assessment techniques
Classroom assessment techniques
This job aid describes some simple, non-threatening ways you can evaluate your students’ learning and their reaction to your teaching methods. This job aid will help you to: plan and conduct a classroom assessment, analyze the feedback, make changes to improve learning as early as the next class. Includes techniques for online courses., Instructional Job Aid, Published., Peer reviewed
Creating a rubric
Creating a rubric
This job aid describes rubrics and their usefulness in assessing student performance that is difficult to assess in traditional ways. This job aid will help you to: create a well-designed rubric, ensure objectivity and fairness in the rubric., Instructional Job Aid, Published.
Designing and using visuals
Designing and using visuals
This job aid describes how effective visuals can enhance your teaching. It contains techniques and guidelines to help you create and use effective visuals. This job aid will help you to: • use best practice techniques for the design of visuals (text and graphics) • use sound and animation in presentation software appropriately net Includes techniques for online courses.
Developing checklists and rating scales
Developing checklists and rating scales
This job aid describes how to assess student performance or products using checklists and rating scales. This job aid will help you to: select the appropriate tool based on the learning outcome, create well-designed checklists and rating scales, ensure objectivity and fairness in checklists and rating scales., Instructional Job Aid, Published.
Developing written tests
Developing written tests
This job aid describes several types of written tests and explains when each type is best used. It includes a discussion on using graphics in test questions. This job aid will help you to: • decide on the most appropriate test questions for assessing learning • match test questions with desired learning outcomes • develop effective short-answer, long-answer, multiple-choice, and true/false test questions • construct test questions that include graphics net Includes techniques for online courses.
Effective use of group work
Effective use of group work
This job aid describes the educational value and the ingredients of effective group learning. It contains many examples of group learning tasks. This job aid will help you to: form productive learning groups, select appropriate group learning tasks, facilitate group learning, evaluate group learning outcomes. Includes techniques for online courses., Instructional Job Aid, Published.
Increasing student motivation
Increasing student motivation
This job aid explains the importance of motivation in learning and describes internal and external motivation. This job aid will help you to: Rate your ability to increase your students’ motivation, Add motivational strategies to your course and lesson plans. Includes techniques for online courses., Published.
Making large lectures interactive
Making large lectures interactive
This job aid describes the best use of lectures and provides five steps for planning your lectures so they are more interactive. This job aid will help you to: use strategies that actively involve students in their learning, increase your students’ retention of learning., Instructional Job Aid, Published.
Managing student behaviour
Managing student behaviour
This job aid describes the most effective ways to increase the likelihood of positive student behaviour in your classes. This job aid will help you to: plan ahead to increase positive student behaviour, prevent or defuse disruptive behaviour, handle problems when they arise, manage the classroom environment with an awareness of your authority and responsibilities. Includes techniques for online courses., Instructional Job Aid, Published.
Preparing and using student handouts
Preparing and using student handouts
This job aid describes the characteristics of effective handouts and describes some of the most commonly used handouts. This job aid will help you to: select the appropriate type of handout for the planned learning outcomes of your class, prepare effective handouts. Includes techniques for online courses., Instructional Job Aid, Published.
Preparing lesson plans
Preparing lesson plans
This job aid provides guidelines for planning each stage of a lesson, identifies appropriate teaching techniques to suit the lesson, and provides a sample lesson plan template. This job aid will help you to: help people learn, based on an understanding of how people learn, structure your lessons for deeper and richer learning., Instructional Job Aid, Published.

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