This video is part of the Saide Education Series "Being a Teacher" module. The video shows the teacher as knowledge-worker, with a biology lesson as a basis for exploring ‘lecture’ type approaches to teaching factual content in relation to the learner-centred facilitation of learning. Click here to view this video.
Type of Material:
The material is a presentation.
As a case study for reflection, analysis and application of learning theory and practice. Used as individual homework, small or large group discussion
Ability to view youtubes.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Viewer recognizes the variety of techniques a skilled teacher uses to present information, activate student thinking and classroom management. The advantages and disadvantages for each approach are also explained. Situations where one approach is more suitable than others are identified.
Target Student Population:
College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Target audience is teachers in-training and teachers in-practice.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge about teaching methods and educational theory may be useful in understanding the video's content.
Excellent video that shows a skilled teacher in action interspersed with commentary about why she uses the techniques displayed. The video demonstration is in a biology class.
Title "Teacher as Knowledge Worker" probably has a context within the series in which this video is part. But for the general teaching public the title is misleading. There are no references to support the statements in the video. Neither the teacher nor the narrator stated their credentials to establish themselves as experts to the viewer.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This 11.5 min video is packed with ideas and best practices from which a new and experienced teacher could learn. The material can be presented after students receive background information regarding teacher centered or learner centered approaches to learning. The video can be used in a variety of assignments such as an analysis of teaching methods or classroom observation.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Push play, pause, reflect, discuss. The video is visually appealing. It features a real classroom with a teacher demonstrating concepts that educationn students are probably reading about. It is a YouTube video with closed-captioning.
Other Issues and Comments:
Great resource for a teacher training program.
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