Need to Refresh our Courses & Lecture Notes

Dear Content Contributor,
 
I once again congratulate the Management and Staff of this great citadel of learning for the successful completion of the 2014/2015 Academic Session, as we are also preparing for our annual recess.
 
However, we need to know that the commencement of the 2015/2016 Academic Session is around the corner and courses will soon be allocated by our Heads of Departments. It is my belief that during the previous academic  sessions, we have received a lot of feedbacks from our students, observed different classroom dynamics, did critical evaluation of our teaching and learning strategies to meet up with best practices, mentored our students and colleagues and carried out course assessment strategies, etc.
 
Refreshing our teaching and learning strategies in FUNAAB is essential at this present moment. Meanwhile, let us start our discussion based on our course and lecture notes with special consideration on course synopses and expected learning outcomes.  Meanwhile, refreshing our courses without too much pain and suffering, as suggested by Rebecca Brent,  is achievable in FUNAAB.  Firstly, I will like to implore us to look into this statement culled from her published article, as follows:
You’re scheduled to teach a course you have taught before that desperately needs revision. The content and pedagogy go back for a decade or more and are both sadly obsolete, or the grades have been abysmal and the students are threatening to revolt, or someone (departmental head, faculty committee, or ordinary teacher like you), has decided to offer the course online, or maybe you’re just bored and dread the thought of teaching it again.” Read More
 
Secondly, let us share in the experience of the National Centre for Case Study Teaching in Science from the Library of University at Buffalo Read..More

It has been observed that “most students’ learn faster practically through case studies” and FUNAAB, being a science-based institution, will find this information useful in refreshing our courses and our faculty members can also make some contributions in the fields of Agriculture and other science subjects.
 
 
It is my pleasure in announcing our in-house training workshop titled, “Modern Methods in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education” coming up in December 2015. Watch Out!!!  Let us come together to discuss how we can refresh our teaching and learning strategies in FUNAAB.

I will be glad to read your opinions and reactions on this subject-matter. You also can read our previous tips from   HERE
Thank you.
 
 
Dr.  O. Folorunso
Director, Centre for Innovation and Strategy in Learning and Teaching