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.

  1. Course Introduction
  2. How do We Prepare to Teach
  3. Teachers and Teaching Profession
  4. Student Similarities and Differences
  5. How are Culture and Language Diversity Manifested in Schools
  6. Curriculum
  8. Controversy and Curriculum
  9. Instructions
  10. Collaboration, Using Technology
  11. Assessment and Accountability
  12. Creating a Positive and Productive Learning Environment
  13. Maintaining a Positive and Productive Learning Environment
  14. The Societal Context of schooling
  15. Systematization


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Problem solving
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Term Paper110
    Class Deliverables110
    Final Exam140
    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