HSP446 Pedagogy

Code HSP446
Name Pedagogy
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Pedagogy
Academic staff Alīda Zigmunde, Karine Oganisjana
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course deals with important aspects of pedagogy such as subject of pedagogy, different philosophies of education, theories about teaching and learning. The students are introduced to basic concepts of learning and the current pedagogical ideas.During the course students are involved in different learning activities: group discussions, case studies, presentations . The aim of activities is to show how the theory relates to the pedagogical practice. Students will be able to develop the practical skills how to manage the education process. During the reflections promoted by lecturer students will get deeper understanding of main issues of teaching process: pedagogical style and motivation, interaction in pedagogical environment. Students will learn how to cooperate, how to share the ideas, how to describe, anayse and evaluate concrete pedagogical situations . .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of course is to develop understanding of pedagogy as the science and art of education. The main tasks of study course are: to provide the students with basics of theory and practice in pedagogy; to develop understanding the relationship between pedagogic theories , its concepts; to develop skills of implementation a basic knowledge of pedagogy in specific context; to emphasise the importance of active learning strategies; to develop study skills and presentation skills.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students will be able to describe, analyse and evaluate humanistic theories in pedagogy. - Essay. Seminar discussions
Students will be able to compare different didactical approaches and describe the main ideas, evaluate the pedagogical principles and teachers` role . - Case study.
Students will be able to reflect on their own learning skills and strategies. - Concept map.
Students will be able to ilustrate and discribe their didactical consideration based on specific example. - Practical tasks.
Students will be able to work with a problem oriented focus. - Presentation of current issue in pedagogy.
Course prerequisites The course will be based on the active learning methods. An active participation in lectures and seminars will be an advantage.

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