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Instructional Processes for Early Education - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present topics related to early education instructional processes in this engaging chapter. You'll study different kinds of instructional strategies that can be used with young learners, including interactive, hands-on, collaborative and expository. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Differentiate between discovery instruction and direct instruction
- Define methods to encourage collaborative and cooperative classroom learning
- Follow strategies and tips to use scaffolding in teaching
- Give an example of an authentic learning activity
- Explain how project-based learning can be used with preschool students
- Use questioning techniques in the classroom
- Promote learning by utilizing children's experiences and interests
Our learning materials are user-friendly and self-paced, so you can work as quickly or as slowly as you need. Each lesson is followed by a multiple-choice quiz that makes a great test prep exercise before taking an exam. If you need to skip ahead or go back to review only one part of a video lesson, use the video tabs feature found in the Timeline.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
4. Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies
In this lesson we'll cover some strategies and tips involved in scaffolding your students' learning. Scaffolding is defined, as is its supporting theory, and a short quiz follows.
5. Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will see how authentic learning activities take class material into the real world, what some examples of these activities are, and why they are so valuable to students.
6. Project-Based Learning for Preschool Students
How can preschool teachers encourage active learning through exploration? In this lesson, we'll look at project-based learning, including what it is, how it encourages curiosity, and how preschool teachers can use it in their classrooms.
7. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom
This lesson will highlight various questioning techniques that can be used in the classroom to promote critical thinking. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
8. Using Children's Interests & Experiences to Promote Learning
Knowing your students well helps you plan rich, engaging lessons. How does this work? This lesson explains how and why to use children's interests and experiences to maximize learning opportunities in your classroom.
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