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Education Strategies & Methods - Chapter Summary
You'll find a collection of helpful video lessons in this chapter on education methods and strategies. Watch short videos on learning goals vs. learning objectives, the direct instruction teaching method and culturally responsive teaching. After you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Outline effective teaching methods and strategies
- Compare learning objectives and learning goals
- Differentiate between hands-on, expository, collaborative and interactive instructional strategies
- Define the direct instruction teaching method and give examples
- Explain the theory and research behind culturally responsive teaching (CRT)
- Identify the characteristics of learning styles
- Detail how goals affect student motivation and behavior per the goal orientation theory
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom
Feel free to work at your own pace and review as much or as little of this chapter as needed to reach your goals. Along with each video, we've included a multiple-choice quiz you can take to ensure you've understood what you've learned. Help from one of our experts is just a few clicks away in the Dashboard if you need it.
1. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods
In this lesson, we'll explore the characteristics and strategies of effective teaching. We'll also look at some methods used by teachers, such as case studies and role playing, that are used to encourage student learning.
2. Comparing Learning Goals & Learning Objectives
Learning goals and learning objectives are often confused. Though similar, each is distinct with its own place in education. This lesson compares the two and discusses how to define them to help students succeed in the classroom.
3. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
4. Direct Instruction Teaching Method: Definition, Examples & Strategies
Learn about direct instruction and how educators use it effectively in their classrooms. Explore strategies for using direct instruction, including what types of information and subjects it is best suited for.
5. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies
A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.
6. Characteristics of Learning Styles
Some of us learn by seeing, others learn by doing, and some even learn by listening. This lesson provides an overview of learning styles, including characteristics of each type of learner.
7. Goal Orientation Theory: How Goals Affect Student Motivation & Behavior
What academic goals do you set for yourself? Are you driven by interest in the academic discipline or by extrinsic factors, such as receiving a higher salary because you have a degree? You may be driven by both. This lesson will explore goals and how they affect student motivation and behavior.
8. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages
Teachers in today's schools need to be aware of the uses of educational technology. This lesson explains both the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.
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