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About This Course

The module is designed with the pedagogical approach of activity-based learning. Applying this learning method encourages students to participate actively in their learning experience through practical activities such as problem-solving and independent investigation.

The module on basic ecological concepts introduces you to the basic terms used in the scientific study of the inter-relationship of living organisms - plants, animals, and microbes- with each other and their physical environment. It emphasises the ‚Äėinterconnectedness and interdependence of ecological concepts.

Grade Level:11,12

Who can join the course?

Teachers, Educators, anyone interested in teaching Ecology

Course Staff

Subject Lead

Dr. Rafikh Shaikh

Module Designing Team

Prof. James Omonu, Mufida Bello Hussain, Prof. Mustapha Tajudeen, Naomi John Dadi-Mamud, Samira Dahiru Hunkuyi

Reviewed by

For Inclusion - Dr. Apoorva Panshikar & Prof. Sujata Bhan

For Content and PCK - Dr. Ritesh Khunyakari

TISSx authoring

Dr. Anitha Bellappa, Janani VR


This module was designed as part of The Connected Learning for STEM Project (CL4STEM It aims to build capacities of secondary school teachers in Science and Mathematics to foster higher-order thinking with inclusion and equity. CL4STEM is a South-South collaboration among higher educational institutions to adapt and pilot the CLIx model of TPD developed and implemented in India, ( in Tanzania, Nigeria, and Bhutan. CL4STEM modules for teacher professional development are Open Educational Resources and involve teachers in short courses and online communities of practice to enrich classroom practice with Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and understanding of Inclusion.

The knowledge generated from this project has been disseminated to stakeholders in the ministries of education and relevant regulatory and professional bodies to seed it into the policy agenda of these countries. Key insights from this project have been shared with other researchers and opinion leaders in the spirit of creating global public good.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I access the course on a smartphone?

You can access the course via TISSx app on your Android smartphone. You can install the app from Playstore.

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    You must successfully complete CETE-TISS CL4STEM OER before you begin this course.