Methods of Instruction introduces students to teaching and learning concepts and the application of a variety of methods of instruction, classroom presentation, and classroom management. The course presents learning theories that can applied effectively in the classroom and laboratory environments to enhance the students learning experience. The course covers an introduction to “Instructional System Design” , development of teaching objectives, test and measurement, and the development of lesson plans. Students will learn to manage the classroom to provide effective instruction in a non-threating environment. Students will perform lecture-discussion and demonstration-performance presentations using lesson plans they develop. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to develop lesson plans and units of instruction based on learning objectives and will understand the process of validating their training to ensure course outcomes meet the stated objectives their lesson plans are built upon.
This course meets the USCG requirements to become a USCG approved instructor.