Curriculum · Bachelor of Pedagogy

Description of academic subjects

Subject:

Teaching Practice

[TP]   Hours: 350    ECTS: 14    Exam: in 3rd Yr 

Study modules in the 3rd year (350 hours).

 

In the modules, students will:

  • spend 8 months working in a school
  • learn by doing
  • carry out their own ideas and projects with their students
  • connect theory which is directly connected to their current practice
  • discuss different approaches and solutions with their team
  • hone their skills to become Another Kind of Teacher

More about the subject

Through your teaching practice, you train the many and concrete skills of teaching, thus accumulating a whole bouquet of pedagogical experiences. You get a varied and real feel and experience of how to go about the important question of making teaching and learning work, both in the classroom and outside it, and what is even more important, you experience how each student, because of your means and ways of teaching and their way of learning, can become an integrated and inspired part of the world of today.

Thus, through the teaching practice, you not only become skilled as a communicator and teacher, you also become truly accomplished, with much to offer your students. In your practice, you have much to learn, try out and pick up. Below we mention some situations you might come to experience:

  • Taking over a group of students and trying out your own ways and methods of Teaching
  • Learning to communicate with the students and your fellow teachers and building a comradely and constructive relationship with them
  • Following and learning from your head and lead teacher
  • Authoring your own catalogue of teaching and learning methods
  • Teaching difficult subjects – making them relevant and alive
  • Making sure that the students actually understand and learn
  • Planning and carrying out excursions and investigations as a part of your teaching
  • Emphasising teaching language – in interesting and fun ways
  • Emphasising teaching maths and numbers – in interesting and fun ways
  • Making your students see the big idea of language and maths
  • Learning from the experience of the Teacher Council
  • Making sure that your students thrive because of your teaching
  • Learning how to include every student, surely letting no one behind
  • Experiencing how much students can actually do
  • Doing practical work and actions together with theoretical teaching
  • Preparing, planning and implementing pedagogical activities
  • Teaching humanity in a good atmosphere among all at and around the school
  • Training all students to speak to audiences and to work the web
  • Carrying out projects in the local community and make things better
  • Having your students explore nature and production around the school
  • Finding out what it means and what it takes to “hit your students in the heart”. Do try it out more than once.

 

Practicing your profession before you are fully trained has the additional advantage of your getting in contact with and working with many different and interested and interesting people and institutions. They may be the parents or families of the students, they may be people of all kinds in the community, people from local businesses and others.

Through such alliances between you as a teacher and the people from the community around the school where you teach, you become able and active in efforts of connecting the school to the surrounding society, the local area.

You will meet phenomena that on average are without influence in the mostly closed circles of most schools, such as those of production, agriculture and other societal efforts and institutions, including local leaderships, community councils and local government authorities. You will thereby train yourself as a teacher to energetically participate in foundational and communal activities in the near and further society.

This is also where you find relevant points of contact with the adult citizens. This is where serious things go on. This is where new big truths dawn on you. This is where your students tighten their relations to the people populating the local and national reality.

Your teaching practice quite easily becomes an inspiration to everything else at DNS. It may also become the period during which the concept of universal becomes the connection between our One World View and those who populate this one world.

You try out your ideas of how to teach, you get close to students and their environment, you get good advice from your practice teacher and you observe and learn from their efforts and skills, getting ready to play your role as a compassionate and learned teacher of the coming generation.

Teaching Practice will have the end-result in the form of a comprehensive written report on practical pedagogy, concluding on your experiences and stating what you learned and contemplated.

 

 

 

 

 

At our teacher training college theoretical knowledge
is blended with hands-on experiences.

We emphasise a learning by doing approach
and practice community living.

Our aim is to train progressive teachers who can respond to the challenges of our time.

What is ECTS?
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study.
Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits.

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