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Learning objective


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In Course 2 you'll explore:

  • Instructional theories (thematic, cooperative, outcome-based, character education)
  • Approaches to curriculum (knowledge/product, process, praxis, context)
  • Creating the context for students to think about thinking; and to safely learn via classroom management

All for the purpose of applying what you learn to classroom lesson planning and practice.


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Assignment 1 : Generating Themes

Assignment 2 : Cooperative Learning Groups

Assignment 3 : Reflecting Upon Instructional Theories

Assignment 4 : Reflecting Upon Curriculum

Assignment 5 : Students Learning About Learning

Assignment 6 : Your Classroom Management Plan

Assignment 7 : Lesson Planning with Cooperative Learning in Mind

Assignment 8 : Journal on Implementation

Assignment 9 : Critical Questions

Assignment 10 : Effectiveness of Course Two


4 weeks


As you proceed through Course 2, use your "Outline" button to get an overall sense of the topics covered in this course. (The"Outline" button is on the right-hand side of this screen under the blue, horizontal bar.) Review the topic titles listed. Read through theassignments first to see what will be asked of you. Knowing what comes next will help you to become an active reader - engaing with the material. You mayeven find yourself wishing to take notes as you read. You can take handwritten notes or "copy" and "paste" sentences that stand out for you and"save" them in a file on your disk or hard drive. This interaction with the text will help you to take in the richness of the text and the assignments.


Students learn best when their minds are engaged and their bodies are moving. People learn through experimentation with thereal world, rather than by memorizing a list of rules. This statement has implications for the design of instruction. Learning opportunitiesshould be based, as much as possible, on real tasks and rich environments, and include opportunities for reflection and application.

This course will provide theory and practice so that you can make your classroom a lively, interactive, and safe place forexploration and learning. You will be introduced to ideas such as thematic learning and cooperative learning and have a chance to develop lesson planswith these ideas in mind. You will be given practical tools for classroom management and ways in which you can guide your students to think about theirown process of learning.

Required Reading :

Accelerated Learning

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Accelerated Learning


Scaffolding is a term that one would normally associate with buildings - the structure outside, allowing workers tocrawl around and construct the building. It is also a way of providing these same workers with materials so that ropes and ladders can haul buildingmaterials to higher and higher levels. Without a proper scaffold, the building is faulty, subject to collapse from its own weight or from a naturaldisaster. In short, the building will not last.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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