Future Classroom Scenarios

About the Course

The Future Classroom Scenarios course aims to introduce teachers, headteachers and ICT coordinators in schools to concepts, tools, and exchanges about the future classroom. The course is designed in response to the increasing challenges faced by educators around the world to accommodate the rising importance of technology in education and the impact this has on teaching and learning.

The course covers six modules which introduce you to key concepts like 21st century skills and allow you to exchange with your peers about your own experiences of trying out new activities and technologies in the classroom. During the course we will also reflect and discuss the role of technology tools in the future classroom and your current teaching and learning environments. A number of tools are introduced which help the process of innovation in the school and classroom but are equally useful for your everyday teaching practices.

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Managing Behaviour for Learning

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This free online course is for teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematic subjects, focusing mainly in the context of UK schools and colleges. It aims to help you learn how to maintain discipline when dealing with unruly students. Although the course draws from examples experienced in the UK, the material covered is relevant to an international audience (and to non-STEM teachers).

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Teaching Literacy Through Film

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Why use film to teach literacy? This free online course, led by film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film, will examine the debate surrounding film as a vehicle for teaching literacy, alongside recent evidence demonstrating significant improvements in children’s reading and writing through use of film texts. 

This course is designed for educators who would like to improve their student’s reading and writing, although parents or anyone with an interest in developing young people’s literacy will also benefit from the approaches that are explored throughout the course.

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Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World

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This free online course will explore multilingual education and how it can impact and improve education and even wider society. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development (CPD).

In this course, you will explore how people’s language practice, and the personal connection people have to the language(s) they speak, provoke important philosophical and pedagogical questions around the ways we form personal relationships, engage in business relations and even view the world around us.

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Education in a Changing World (EDUCHNGE)

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Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world.

In this course you will explore Education as a social institution charged with communicating the knowledge, skills and cultural values that society considers most important.

We will look at how the aims of Education have changed over time in response to changing and competing views of what is considered a ‘good society’ and ‘good person’, as well as changes that come from new understandings of a constantly changing world. We will also look at the way Education continues to change in the context of new communication technologies, globalization and climate change.

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Early Childhood Education (ECHLDEDU)

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Examine the world of children from 0 to 5 years. Explore how they develop and learn in this critical stage.

You will discover the world of children in the early years. Though child development patterns are reasonably universal, every child is unique, has individual potential and will learn differently from their peers.

By exploring many aspects of child development and learning you will gain insight into how to support infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers during this critical stage of life.

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Childhood in the Digital Age

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Are you a technology optimist or a technology pessimist?

The amount of technology available to children today is greater than in any previous generation, and it is more specifically designed to capture their imaginations. There is heated debate as to how the digital influx is shaping children’s development and experience.

Join us as we delve into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives.

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