Friday, November 19, 2010

Employ Various Teaching Strategies

Experts suggest that there are different learning styles for different students and to make learning more effective, teachers can be vigilant of how each student may better learn. This maybe an expensive way of teaching and may be difficult to apply to a group of 40 students per class.

While it is typical that lecturing is used as primary teaching style, teachers can use varied strategies to make the students appreciate and internalize more academic contents.

In the National Research Council's 1999 release of How People Learn, it reveals that:

  • People learn more by actively participating in observing, speaking, writing, listening, thinking, drawing and doing;
  • Learning is enhanced when a person sees potential implications, applications and benefits to other; and
  • Learning builds on current understanding including misconceptions.
So, to make learning more interactive, you can employ  other strategies like:

  • team  teaching
  • boardwork
  • group reporting
  • laboratory
  • discussion
  • and more
To read more about teaching strategies, I got this list from Merlot Pedagogy portal. 

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