APS1203 –Engineering Teaching and Learning for Prospective Professors.
This courses was run once as a substitute teacher and consistent of the following content
Course Overview – This course is designed for people with an interest in furthering their understanding of curriculum, teaching and learning, and in particular within the context of the engineering education. Basic concepts in curriculum, teaching and learning, and current research in the field of engineering education will be introduced and discussed. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the important models, ideas, and literature that currently inform the practice of teaching in engineering and science at the university level. Using this knowledge, all participants will create a portfolio that showcases elements of course design. Several in-class activities will support the development of this portfolio.
This course also includes a microteaching component, in which students will have the opportunity to develop and teach a short lesson to classmates. Through this, we will explore the mechanics of good teaching, common patterns in teaching and the benefits of reflection and peer assessment in teaching. APS1203 sessions have a significant emphasis on collaboration, teamwork and discussion, so please be prepared to participate!