Professional Education

Methods of Instruction

16 Hour Class

Syllabus:         Methods of Instruction

Day 1: 8:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.


Discuss needs analysis
Performance objectives
Questioning techniques
Evaluation instruments
Training aids
Classroom management
Prepare in writing a detailed lesson plan
Give an extended oral presentation on related topic before a group
Utilizing the prepared lesson plan and the techniques emphasized in the course


Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss needs analysis, performance objectives, questioning techniques, evaluation instruments, training aids, and classroom management and use these effectively in preparing and delivering instruction; prepare in writing a detailed lesson plan; give an extended oral presentation on security related topic before a group, utilizing the prepared lesson plan and the techniques emphasized in the course. Version 2: In addition to the learner outcomes in Version 1, students will be able to design an electronic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, when given a sample document and files. 


Course participants prepare a detailed written lesson plan according to the methods presented in the lecture. They also prepare several oral presentations, ranging from five minute and fifteen minute presentations on general topics to a thirty minute presentation on a security related topic, using the written lesson plan they prepared as the guide to the presentation. The presentations are graded on content, class presence, and the use of appropriate techniques and training aids. Topics include: use of icebreakers; communication skills; public speaking; principles of instruction; presenting oral instruction; needs analysis; research techniques; writing performance objectives; preparing lesson plans; questioning techniques; evaluation theories; evaluative instruments; motivation; designing effective training aids; classroom management and the use of various instructional strategies. 

Day 2: 8:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.

Day 2: All topics in Version 1; in addition, electronic presentation methods.