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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMT 255 - Instructional Strategies

2 Credits, 2.5 Contact Hours
1.5 lecture periods 1 lab period

Introduction for organization and preparation of curriculum materials for presentation. Includes instructor roles and responsibilities, legal issues, the adult learner, creating an effective learning environment, and instructional strategies and methods.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define learning theories and characteristics of adult learners.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of differing teaching methodologies.
  3. Describe the importance and components of lesson plans.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use effective, cognitive and psychomotor evaluations.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to professionally interact with students by applying instructor roles, guidelines for effective team teaching, and attributes of an effective instructor.
  2. Explain harassment, elements of an equal opportunity statement, informal and formal grievance procedures, and the elements of a negligence claim.
  3. Describe the learning theories and characteristics of adult learners.
  4. Specify individual or group attributes that affect learning and describe an adaptive strategy for dealing with those attributes.
  5. State how to effectively enhance learning by creating an ideal learning environment through room setup and classroom management.
  6. Synthesize and explain how to apply the knowledge of the training design and development process to existing curriculum.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to use affective, cognitive, and psychomotor objectives as the basis for content presentation and student evaluation.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to use the rules of development for various test items to develop evaluation instrument(s) that effectively measure student achievement of lesson objectives.
  9. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages for each teaching method and determine the appropriate teaching method for a given objective.
  10. Select the appropriate media to achieve instructional objectives.
  11. Identify and describe the importance of the seven major components of a lesson plan.
  12. Incorporate the seven major components of a lesson plan when adapting or creating an individual lesson plan.

  1. Introduction
    1. Lesson objectives
    2. Course schedule
    3. Administrative details
    4. Course objectives
    5. Course expectations
  2. Instructor Roles and Responsibilities
    1. Introduction to various roles
    2. Problem students and challenging situations
    3. Positive, constructive, and corrective feedback
    4. Team teaching guidelines
    5. Instructor attributes
  3. Legal Issues
    1. Harassment
    2. Discrimination
    3. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992 (ADA)
    4. Confidentiality
    5. Negligence
    6. Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA)
  4. The Adult Learner
    1. Learning theory
    2. Characteristics of adult learners
    3. Learning styles
    4. Skills for success
  5. Creating an Effective Learning Environment
    1. Assess your audience
    2. Assess physical environment
    3. Room setup
    4. Classroom management
  6. Objectives
    1. Overview of training design and development
    2. Preparing to teach existing curriculum
    3. Learning objectives
    4. Learning domains
    5. Writing useful objectives
    6. Getting started – determine your lesson objectives
  7. Evaluation
    1. Purposes of evaluation
    2. Evaluation instrument development principles
    3. Cognitive test item development
    4. Affective and psychomotor test item development
    5. Getting started – create your evaluation instrument(s)
  8. Instructional Strategies and Methods
    1. Parts of instruction
    2. Teaching methods
    3. Getting started – decide on your methods
    4. Communication and presentation skills
    5. Questioning techniques
  9. Media
    1. Media selection
    2. Instructional value of media
    3. Principles of design
    4. Teaching aids – prepared and spontaneous
    5. Getting started – create your own teaching aid(s)
  10. Lesson Plan Development
    1. Overview
    2. Components
    3. Examples of lesson plans
    4. Getting started – develop your lesson plan