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Instructional Teaching Strategies - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors introduce a variety of teaching strategies to implement in your classroom. Learn how you can use differentiation to accommodate a wide range of learning needs. Explore hands-on, exploratory, expository, interactive and cooperative instructional methods to expand your teaching options.
You'll also learn how to spark creativity in your classroom, encourage discovery learning and foster collaborative and cooperative learning amongst your students. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define differentiated instruction and identify four aspects that can be modified when differentiating
- Identify and implement hands-on, interactive, expository, exploratory and collaborative instruction
- Understand the difference between cooperative and collaborative learning
- Recognize the barriers to creativity and provide strategies to enhance creative problem-solving
- Compare and define direct instruction and discovery instruction
Each lesson provides multiple resources to help you learn the topics presented throughout the chapter. You will find engaging video segments taught by experienced instructors - and video tags make review of specific topics quick and easy. For those who prefer to read, the lesson transcript is right underneath the video, and key terms often appear as links to further explanation. After completing each lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking the optional quiz. Our lessons are designed to help you learn the material faster and remember it longer!
1. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
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. Exploratory Approaches to Instruction
There are many proponents of allowing students to find their own path to learning. In this lesson, we'll discuss exploratory instruction in the classroom, offering what may be a fresh approach for your teaching.
4. 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.
5. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment
Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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