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Ch 1: Basic Principles of Instruction

About This Chapter

In these lessons, you will refresh your knowledge of basic instructional techniques, learning styles and more. Use this chapter to dig a bit deeper into what you already know and perhaps acquire some new information that will help you in the classroom.

Basic Principles of Instruction - Chapter Summary

Reacquaint yourself with instruction basics as you progress through these lessons. Let our instructors reinforce your understanding of how students learn, types of instructional methodologies and ways to apply this information in the classroom. These lessons present the following material:

  • Psychological definition of learning
  • Comparison of direct vs. discovery instruction
  • Approaches to declarative and procedural learning
  • Types of instructional strategies

Reinforce your retention of the material by taking our lesson quizzes and chapter tests. By clicking on the links in the quizzes that connect back to the videos, you can check or clarify points as the need arises. The dashboard feature allows you to track your work efficiently.

How It Helps

  • Reviews learning styles: You can expand your knowledge of what learning is and why learning styles differ.
  • Provides workable strategies: By incorporating techniques for procedural and declarative teaching into your overall approach, you will have effective tools to use in the classroom.
  • Shows and tells: You will be able to integrate both direct and discovery methods in your classroom as appropriate.

Skills Covered

When you finish working through these lessons, you will have the resources to:

  • Integrate hands-on, interactive and collaborative teaching strategies into your approach
  • Teach concepts, content, skills and procedures effectively
  • Use direct and discovery instruction to the best advantage
  • Apply techniques that address a variety of learning styles

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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