Principles & Patterns of Pedagogy 

This course explores three pedagogical paradigms: “didactic”, “authentic” and “transformative” learning. How we teach has its foundation in how we were taught and how we learned. This course provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your personal and professional development as a teacher.

Goals: 

  • Develop language skills in everyday situations.

  • Create academic materials (videos). 

  • To exchange ideas and develop links with teachers from other European countries.

  • Reflection and adaptation of one’s own values, attitudes and action patterns.
     

Practical activities:

  • What is a teacher? teachers’ sense of identity, and the differing reasons and motivations people have for becoming a teacher.

  • Analyze two foundational paradigms of modern education, which we term "didactic" and "authentic" approaches.

  • The Social Context of Transformative Pedagogy.

  • Mimesis, Synthesis, and Reflexivity.

  • Technology-Mediated Learning and Change.

  • Pedagogical approaches: Critical pedagogy, Dialogic learning, Student-centred learning.

  • Evaluate and explore materials - Share ideas and develop as teachers.

  • Case studies & Group Exercises.

  • Opportunities to develop practical skills vs. Creative approach.