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FTCE Business: Teaching Business: Foundations & Methods - Chapter Summary
This chapter presents foundational instructional methods you need to teach business to students. You'll learn about the numerous elements of curriculum design, instructional strategies, assessment methods and trends that impact business technology education. These lessons will introduce you to Bloom's Taxonomy and John Dewey, direct and discovery instruction and hands-on teaching strategies. You'll also examine the interpersonal and instructional skills you'll need to interact effectively with students. After watching the lessons in this chapter, you'll have an understanding of:
- Issues in business technology education
- Curriculum development
- Ancillary materials for teaching business
- School subject and social approaches to curriculum design
- Course material evaluation methods
- Lessons for online classrooms
- Informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
- Product versus process performance assessments
- Importance of student organizations
Skilled instructors will guide you through these lessons on teaching business, breaking down each concept and providing examples to help you understand the material. These lessons feature short videos and lesson summaries to help you prepare for the FTCE.
Objectives of the FTCE Business: Teaching Business: Foundations & Methods Chapter
Prospective business teachers in Florida need to take the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) for Business Education. This exam assesses your readiness to teach the subject to sixth through 12th graders. All of the 120 questions on this computer-based test are multiple choice, and you'll have two and a half hours to complete it. Questions on teaching foundations and methods comprise about 15% of the exam.
Use the quizzes that accompany each lesson in this chapter to prepare for the test. Completing these quizzes can also help you get accustomed to the style of the questions you'll find on the test.
1. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments
Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.
2. 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.
3. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences
Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.
4. Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity
Have you ever been in the middle of an assessment and thought, 'This question is unfair!' or 'This exam covers material I have never seen before!' If so, the assessment probably did not possess the qualities that make an assessment effective. This lesson will introduce you to the qualities of good assessments: reliability, standardization, validity, and practicality.
5. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments
Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.
6. Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process
Playing a musical instrument, creating a spreadsheet and performing in a play are all activities that many of us engage in on a regular basis. These activities are also examples of ways teachers assess a student's mastery of a subject in educational settings. This lesson will define performance-based assessments and discuss the various uses of performance assessments in the classroom.
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- FTCE Business: Business Communication
- FTCE Business: Accounting
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- FTCE Business: Business Management: Leadership
- FTCE Business: Business Management: Motivation
- FTCE Business: Business Management: Groups & Teams
- FTCE Business: Business Management: Human Resources
- FTCE Business: Business Management: Organizational Structure
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- FTCE Business: Business Management: Marketing
- FTCE Business: Business Management: Entrepreneurship & Starting a Business
- FTCE Business: Financial Management
- FTCE Business: Customer Service
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