National University




MAT643 Models of Teaching

Lead Faculty: Dr. Janet S. Richards

Course Description

This course explores how a variety of teaching models and learning theories are applied in the instructional contexts. Specific application of some models and theories will be discussed in this course and presented in student-designed curriculum projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast at least four different models of teaching/learning, explaining their appropriate usage in a variety of classroom settings specifically addressing diverse student populations and students with special need.
  • Conduct and analyze a classroom observation in the PK-12 setting to include a description of: the learning environment, students, social interactions, academic content, educational materials, instructional strategies, and assessment used to monitor learning.
  • Design and develop an effective instructional plan, teaching materials, and assessment instruments to measure the achievement of student learning outcomes within a standards based unit.
  • Develop and describe effective methods for increasing student learning outcomes by integrating technology applications.
  • Analyze and reflect on instructional strengths and needed areas for improvement based on the State Standards for the Teaching Profession and/or the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Five Core Propositions.
  • Evaluate and discuss classroom applications of current research on effective teaching.
  • Select and explain the application of effective strategies for developing learning communities within schools/classrooms and for building professional relationships/networks.