Rethinking Effective Teaching and Learning for the Design of Efficient Curriculum for Technical Teachers

Tiia Rüütmann, Hants Kipper

Abstract


Technical teachers need to possess skills in at least two distinct areas: engineering discipline and the art of teaching, balancing these two areas, knowing in-action how to do it in real-life situations and for real professional purposes. Understanding student individualities and their different learning styles is one of the midpoints of teacher training. The newly designed curriculum for technical teachers makes scientifically-founded and practice-oriented teacher training possible. The aim of the study programme described is to abolish mismatches between common learning styles and traditional teaching styles. The implementation of the designed curriculum concentrates on interactive lectures and inductive teaching model. Contemporary teaching models and strategies motivate students to learn more effectively, providing future technical teachers with teaching techniques which address all learning styles.

Keywords


Curriculum design; effective teaching; engineering pedagogy; learning styles; teaching models.

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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