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B.Ed Courses in UAE

Importance of B.Ed Course for a prospective teacher

Are you willing to become a prospective teacher? Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) is the perfect course which will help you in enhancing your skills and choose teaching as your profession. B.Ed course is made mandatory by many countries to teach in schools. The B.Ed program curriculum is designed in a way to help students to understand teaching and learning process. The B.Ed program also enlightens the students about the assessment and evaluation process. The in-depth knowledge they acquire during the B.Ed course time will help them to understand the perspectives in teaching. The practical exposure they get during the course of study will enhance their skill set and make them a prospective teacher. In Mind Boosters Academy, we ensure that our B.Ed students are well trained and given practical exposure to enhance their teaching skills. During the B.Ed course of study, they acquire the knowledge of converting lesson contents into curriculum. The B.Ed students at Mind Boosters Academy are trained to write their lesson plans perfectively. The proper planning of lessons is the foremost step in efficient teaching practice. The B.Ed program curriculum also gives an insight about different pedagogies used in teaching. The advanced pedagogies in teaching will enhance teaching skills. The B.Ed program helps in applying different strategies in teaching.

The B.Ed program consists of the following papers in the Year I Childhood and growing up, Learning and Teaching, Assessment and evaluation, advanced pedagogies and application of ICT. The B.Ed students in Mind Boosters Academy are given micro teaching practice, regular teaching practice and internship. The microteaching sessions enhance their lesson planning abilities and regular teaching practice trains them on teaching practice. The B.Ed students will also learn about various subject pedagogies, which will give them an insight about various teaching practices. At Mind Boosters Academy, we ensure that our students are well trained and have solid knowledge about the teaching, learning process.

 Valuing through play at school

Preschools use playful pedagogies to help prepare children for school, but learning through play continues to be of value as students move through the primary years and beyond. As a teacher, you can support your students to develop skills and achieve progress by providing the conditions for structured and spontaneous playful learning, leading and guiding activities, and knowing when to step back.

For example: pretend or imaginative play can help children develop social and emotional skills such as learning how to resolve conflicts; physical rough and tumble helps to develop gross motor skills, risk taking assessment and self-control; and construction play can develop spatial awareness and fine motor skills.

In adopting this approach to learning, one of the challenges for school teachers is ensuring opportunities for adult-directed or guided play, as well as free play. ‘We need to think about the role of the adult (the teacher or parent). When a child is playing we might think this is an opportunity to do something else, but we can notice, nudge, narrate. Teachers also have to find time and space for learning through play.

Two more steps can be added

  • Discuss: Discuss the results in class and compare them between friends and groups; get students to share their observations, results and what they learned.
  • Evaluate: Ask questions related to the activity and give students feedback; planning for learning through play in advance will result in better activities and results.

Reference: Teacher Magazine

Early Childhood Care & Education concerns the education of the very young child. These early years of childhood are the most vulnerable stages in a life.  Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education Program trains candidates with the fundamentals of child development from 0 to 6 years of age. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of principles of early childhood education based on child development .This course will empower the trainees with the knowledge to understand a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative development. They will master the skills necessary to create a secure, warm and stimulating learning environment where play is used as an effective tool for learning.

In Mind Boosters Academy, we offer Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. Early Childhood Care and Education includes broad spectrum of young children, usually it focuses on educating children before they start compulsory education. Early childhood care and education makes you eligible to work as class teacher for kindergarten, lower primary in mainstream schools and nursery schools. It includes Montessori and EYFS pedagogy for literacy, numeracy, cognitive development, emotional, social development and language development in children. Early Childhood Care and Education helps in achieving equitable, healthy and productive societies. The course content of the Diploma includes Montessori methods of teaching.

Teacher wellbeing during COVID-19

While COVID-19 is grinding much of society to a halt, schooling has entered uncharted territory. During this time, it is important that teachers look after themselves. Fortunately, there are evidence-backed strategies that can help support teachers’ wellbeing.

Teachers’ wellbeing is not only a vital outcome in itself, it is a means to other vital outcomes, such as students’ learning and wellbeing. Below, we run through several strategies for supporting teacher wellbeing and explain why they might be helpful for navigating COVID-19 and its impacts.

Social Support

Social distancing has been identified as a crucial step to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Recently, however, psychologists have highlighted that physical distancing might be a more appropriate word (Miller, 2020): we should be ensuring physical distance from others, but not social distance. At these times, and in fact all times, social support is essential for our wellbeing (Waldinger, 2015). This is true for teachers and people in general.

In our research among teachers, we have found that those who experience more positive relationships with students and colleagues tend to report greater wellbeing at work and in broader life (Collie et al., 2016). Efforts to develop and maintain strong social connections are therefore crucial, particularly in times where we are likely to experience less social interaction than usual.

Given the changes required to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is important that we engage in physical distancing, while maintaining social connectedness. This might involve meetings and chats with colleagues or students using online platforms like Zoom or Skype, or via online learning management systems; phone calls with family; or playing a game online with friends.

Adaptability

Adaptability refers to the extent to which individuals are able to adjust their thoughts, actions, and emotions in order to effectively navigate new, changing, or uncertain situations (Martin et al., 2012). In general, the teaching profession involves many situations and events that can be considered new, changing, or uncertain. To name just a few: teachers must respond to the changing needs of students throughout a lesson, adapt to manage unexpected situations relating to student behaviour, and make adjustments to their teaching plans when timetable changes occur (Collie & Martin, 2016).

COVID-19 can be definitely categorised as a new, changing, and uncertain situation for all. It is safe to say that adaptability is needed even more now than ever. For teachers this may involve, for example:

  • adjusting thinking and attitudes about how students learn online and how technology can be harnessed in teaching like never before;
  • adjusting behaviours by seeking out people to support any technical needs for remote teaching; and,
  • adjusting emotions by reining in possible anxiety or frustration as new technologies are navigated and as different students engage with remote learning in different ways.

What can educational leaders do to support teachers?

Autonomy-supportive leadership refers to actions by leaders that promote empowerment and self-initiation among teachers 

Importantly, previous research has also provided guidance on how to implement autonomy-supportive leadership. These include:

  • listening to teachers’ needs, such as in relation to the requirements for delivery of online learning
  • acknowledging and attempting to understand issues from teachers’ perspectives, such as providing teachers opportunities to voice the difficulties and the opportunities that arise when teaching remotely during COVID-19
  • seeking teachers’ input in decision-making at the school-level, such as asking teachers how best to approach different events and tasks scheduled during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • providing rationales for the tasks required by teachers, such as explaining how and why various tasks may still be important to do remotely.

Reference: teachermagazine.com

Are you willing to become a prospective teacher? Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) is the perfect course which will help you in enhancing your skills and choose teaching as your profession. B.Ed course is made mandatory by many countries to teach in schools. The B.Ed program curriculum is designed in a way to help students to understand teaching and learning process. The B.Ed program also enlightens the students about the assessment and evaluation process. The in-depth knowledge they acquire during the B.Ed course time will help them to understand the perspectives in teaching. The practical exposure they get during the course of study will enhance their skill set and make them a prospective teacher. In Mind boosters Academy, we ensure that our B.Ed students are well trained and given practical exposure to enhance their teaching skills. During the B.Ed course of study, they acquire the knowledge of converting lesson contents into curriculum. The B.Ed students at Mind Boosters Academy are trained to write their lesson plans perfectively. The proper planning of lessons is the foremost step in efficient teaching practice. The B.Ed program curriculum also gives an insight about different pedagogies used in teaching. The advanced pedagogies in teaching will enhance teaching skills. The B.Ed program helps in applying different strategies in teaching.

The B.Ed program consists of the following papers in the Year I Childhood and growing up, Learning and Teaching, Assessment and evaluation, advanced pedagogies and application of ICT. The B.Ed students in Mind Boosters Academy are given micro teaching practice, regular teaching practice and internship. The microteaching sessions enhance their lesson planning abilities and regular teaching practice trains them on teaching practice. The B.Ed students will also learn about various subject pedagogies, which will give them an insight about various teaching practices. At Mind Boosters Academy, we ensure that our students are well trained and have solid knowledge about the teaching, learning process.

 

 

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