Singapore University of Social Sciences

Exploring Pedagogies and Facilitation Strategies (ADL553)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture


Synopsis

ADL553 Exploring Pedagogies and Facilitation Strategies delves into ground-level, practitioner-focussed pedagogical frameworks, strategies and techniques that help build instructional rigour and repertoire, as well as participant engagement, in higher education or workplace learning environments. While course or lesson design is important and content is central, robust pedagogical reasoning and thoughtful instructional facilitation is what helps translate curriculum into the lifeworld of students in the classroom, deepening their understanding, practices and experiences. As such, facilitators, instructors and trainers of adult learners will benefit from a closer examination of both the theory and practice behind good pedagogy and sound instructional thinking.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Exploring Pedagogies for Adult Learning: Practice-based & Skills-based
  • Exploring Pedagogies for Adult Learning: Problem-based & Project-based
  • Dialogic Teaching and Inquiry
  • Discussion-Based Learning
  • Reflection: Models and Practices
  • Differentiated Instruction and Scaffolding
  • Facilitation Strategies: Models, Group Development and Dynamics
  • Facilitator: Competencies and Roles
  • Facilitating Learning Through Questioning Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Socratic Questioning
  • Thinking Skills: Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • 21st Century Generic Skills and Competencies

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise a range of pedagogical approaches for adult learners
  • Analyse key aspects of facilitation to enhance adult learning
  • Examine effective use of questioning techniques to create an effective learning environment.
  • Recommend the use of pedagogical approaches for one’s own professional practice
  • Apply models of reflection to selected pedagogical approaches and facilitation
  • Design a learning episode for adult learners that incorporates 21st Century generic skills and competencies
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