Free Online Course on Managing Behaviour for Learning

National STEM Learning Centre is offering free online course on Managing Behavior for Learning. This course is designed for English-speaking teachers of STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and FE colleges.

It aims to help you learn how to maintain discipline when dealing with unruly students. The course will start on April 24, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Managing Behavior for Learning
Institution: National STEM Learning Centre and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on April 24, 2017

Providers’ Details

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The Centre is a purpose-built, state of the art facility based at the University of York backed by an unrivalled team of experts in the fields of education and STEM.

About This Course

This course is part of the STEM Teaching program, which will enable you to develop your STEM teaching skills and enjoy your teaching more.

Why Take This Course?

This free online course is for teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, focusing mainly on 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).

Learning Outcomes

Through this course you will:

  • Manage your own behavior to influence the behavior of your students;
  • Use rules and routines to achieve consistency;
  • Use of recognition intelligently to motivate students;
  • Reduce friction when students behave badly;
  • And become familiar with reparation and restorative practice.

Requirements

This course is designed for English-speaking teachers of STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and FE colleges. It’s also relevant to trainee teachers, teacher trainers, those thinking about a career in STEM teaching and developers of STEM-related course materials.

It is a continuing professional development (CPD) course for people who, in the main, have a degree level qualification, or who are in the process of obtaining one.

Instructors

Paul Dix

He trained at Homerton College, Cambridge and have taught, managed, and succeeded in a wide range of Schools and colleges in challenging circumstances. He co-founded Pivotal Education in 2001.

Becca Knowles

Head of Network at The National STEM Learning Centre and Network. She has 24 years experience in education as a chemistry teacher, senior leader and Head of Science in a variety of schools.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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