Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 235 Introduction to Education Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 1 100 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. assist. prof. Senad Becirovic Senad Bećirović, Assoc. Prof. Dr. no email

The course looks at basic concepts in education and the bases of education as an academic discipline (philosophical, social, legal, psychological, economic and political principles). The course considers the historical development of education, methods in educational sciences, the role of the teacher in the educational system, teaching as a profession and practices and developments in the field of teacher training. It also includes background knowledge in organizational structure of schools. There is also a big emphasis put on the current problems such as international education, cultural problems, teaching in the digital age and so on. Because this is a teacher preparation/training class, class preparation and participation will be expected and required. This class is student-centered and driven; the instructor is the as facilitator and will keep the class on task.

As a result of completing the course, students will be able to:
• To develop an informed perspective on public education and the teaching profession.
• To develop a range of ways for recording and describing the human experience of schools.
• To investigate concepts and implications of diversity on public education.
• To make a career choice about the teaching profession that is grounded in a realistic understanding of the profession.



      • Interactive Lectures
      • Presentation
      • Discussions and group work
      • Problem solving
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Midterm Exam(s)120
      Term Paper110
      Class Deliverables110
      Final Exam150
      Total: 100
      Learning outcomes
      • • • Understand how students’ learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, and prior learning as well as language, family, and culture
      • • Understand how students’ learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, and prior learning as well as language, family, and culture
      • • Understand how school systems are organized and operate.
      • • Identify elements and dimensions of teaching effectiveness.
      • • Compare, analyze, and discuss traditional and innovative pedagogical approaches.
      • • The various assumptions underlying curricular design.
      • • Understand the social, intellectual, and political implications of language use and how they influence meaning.
      • • Sara Davis Powell (2012): Your Introduction to Education, 2nd edition, Pearson

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15115
      Midterm Examination (1 week)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination11212
      Preparation for Final Examination12222
      Assignment / Homework/ Project11010
      Seminar / Presentation177
      Total Workload: 100
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4