Teaching requires an understanding of both people and content. And everyone learns differently – which means understanding how people learn and how to motivate and encourage them is essential to developing good teaching practice. This course is ideal for anyone in the teaching profession – from those working in early childhood, schools and adult education to language instructors, special education teachers and principals.
Developing Teaching Skills is an online program that will give you insights into effective communication, the appropriate conditions for successful learning, and how to motivate students to improve their learning.
In this professional development course, you will study interpersonal communication, listening skills, stress and conflict management, and mediation and negotiation in an education setting.
You will also learn the theories and variables of motivation, how motivational factors can enhance learning, and how to apply motivational strategies in your teachings.
On completion of this course, you will have developed your teaching skills to empower active learning that will motivate change, inspire futures and transform lives.
Classroom Delivery Skills
Unit 1 – Interpersonal communication in education
Basic principles of communication
Verbal and non-verbal communication
Factors affecting communication
Self-awareness and communication
Teacher student ratios
Factors affecting communication in a classroom
Teacher’s needs and expectations
Society and culture
Communication and education approaches
Teacher-centred and student-centred learning
Verbal skills for classroom teaching
Lecturing or giving a talk
Elements of lecturing
Unit 2 – Listening skills
Stages of listening
Key elements of listening in a classroom
Obstacles to listening
Lack of interest
Responding to received communications
Unit 3 – Understanding motivation
What is motivation
Variables of motivation
Theories of motivation
Maslow’s theory of motivation
Primary motivator, Unlearned motivators
Secondary or learned motivators
Motivation and anxiety
Motivation and distress
Unit 4 – Motivational factors
Internal and external incentives
Relational nature of incentives
Enhancing intrinsic motivators
Social reinforcers as incentives
Influence of groups on individual motivation
Unit 5 – Applying motivation to education
Motivation and goals
Vicious and virtuous cycles
Assessing a person’s current situation
Dealing with emotions
Identifying existing barriers to learning
Establishing goals and priorities
Locating and applying useful resources
Unit 6 – Stress management
Flight or fight response
Long term problems
What happens when a person is stressed
Stress management program
Unit 7 – Conflict management
What is conflict
Conflict handling techniques
Dealing with anger in others
Role play and conflict management
Unit 8 – Mediation and negotiation
What is negotiation?
Joint problem solving approach
Effective negotiating behaviour
Attributes of a good facilitator
Balance of power
Group work and discussion
Conflict training exercises
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for Teachers and Teacher Aids.