This guide presents 30 instructional ideas based on the goal of teaching all subjects so that, as a consequence, students take ownership of the most basic principles and concepts of the subject. Most of our suggestions represent possible teaching strategies. They are based on a vision of instruction implied by critical thinking and an analysis of the weaknesses typically found in most traditional didactic lecture/quiz/test formats of instruction. Students should master fundamental concepts and principles before they attempt to learn more advanced concepts. If class time is focused on helping students perform well on these foundational activities, we feel confident that the goals of most instruction will be achieved. Our goal is not to dictate to you, but to provide you with possible strategies with which to experiment. The specific suggestions we recommend represent methods and strategies we have developed and tested with our students. Judge for yourself their plausibility. Test them for their practicality. Those that work (i.e., improve instruction) keep; those that do not work, abandon or re-design. - Publisher.#8: Use. engaged. lecture. When lecture is essential, we recommend use of what we call an aengaged lecturea format. During ... class to state, elaborate, exemplify, and illustrate (in their own words) the most important pointsin the lecture or in aanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Miniature Guide for Those who Teach on how to Improve Student Learning|
|Author||:||Richard Paul, Linda Elder|
|Publisher||:||Foundation Critical Thinking - 2011-01-01|