BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

EDUC-290 - Principles of Effective Teaching - 3.00 Credits

EDUC-290 - Principles of Effective Teaching - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to build on and enhance the teaching capabilities required by First Nations language teachers. The course will provide opportunities for students to experience classroom management strategies and techniques, deal with student behavior practice effective communication skills, look at formats for lesson and unit planning for instruction, teaching and professionalism, effective (physical) arrangement of classrooms, student diversity/getting to know your students, and an introduction to assessment, evaluation, record keeping, and reporting on student progress. This course will include a practicum component.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Prerequisites : EDUC 280,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will have:
  • gained a general knowledge of the factors that influence language instruction and learning;
  • become familiar with common methods of language instruction and learning;
  • designed comprehensive and grade-appropriate lesson and unit plans including applicable assessment and evaluation procedures;
  • practiced effective communication techniques common to FN language teaching; and
  • developed an understanding of and a professional attitude toward the role of the effective language teacher.
  • Text and Materials: To Be Determined.
    Other Resources:
  • Naested, I., Potvin, B. and Waldron, P. (2004). Understanding the landscape of teaching. Toronto, ON: Prentice Hall Inc.
  • Cruickshank, D., Jenkins, D. and Metcalf, K. (2003). The act of teaching. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill, Publishers.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: This course is intended for the following individuals:
  • Current FN language teachers who are fluent speakers;
  • Certified teachers sufficiently fluent to complete oral course work in the native language being taught;
  • Classroom teachers partnered with language teachers sufficiently fluent to complete oral course work in the native language being taught; and
  • Current B.Ed. student (minimum of third year standing) working toward becoming a language teacher sufficiently fluent to complete oral course work in the native language being taught.


  • Education Council approved November 2006.