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Ch 1: Learning Styles & Strategies

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What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

Learning is a step-by-step process in which an individual experiences permanent, lasting changes in knowledge, behaviors, or ways of processing the world. Discover effective classroom strategies for learning and the various types of learning.

Characteristics of Learning Styles

2. Characteristics of Learning Styles

Every person has their own unique learning style, meaning that everyone takes in information is different. Explore characteristics of different learning styles and how they reflect behavior.

Applying Awareness of Learning Styles to Teaching

3. Applying Awareness of Learning Styles to Teaching

It is important to know about learning styles, but awareness is not the whole story. In this lesson, you will learn about how you can apply what you know about learning styles to improve your teaching.

Applying the Science of Learning in the Classroom

4. Applying the Science of Learning in the Classroom

The science of learning is the study of how the brain acquires and utilizes new information. In this lesson, we will discuss how to use scientific theories about how we learn as practical principles in the classroom.

Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

5. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

Students can learn more when their teachers use effective teaching methods. Learn what effective teaching is and explore the different tools and approaches for effective teaching, including strategies, such as promoting student independence, and methods, such as discussion and role-play.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

6. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Teachers use many tools in their efforts to educate students. Learn about the teaching methods of direct instruction and discovery instruction. Understand how the two methods differ and recognize the benefits that each method offers in the classroom.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

7. Expository Approaches to Instruction

The expository instruction approaches are designed to present to students all the important information they need to be focusing on by an expert. Learn about the definition and the characteristics of effective expository instruction, how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning, and why instructors often use advance organizers to help students when introduced to a new lesson.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

8. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

Even though both cooperative and collaborative learning involves working in groups, they are different from each other. Learn about cooperative and collaborative learning, explore the elements of cooperative learning and one of the most popular cooperative learning activities called Jigsaw, and check some examples of how these types of learning styles work in the classroom.

Teaching Strategies for Declarative vs. Procedural Knowledge

9. Teaching Strategies for Declarative vs. Procedural Knowledge

There are two types of knowledge: declarative and procedural, there are also different teaching strategies to address both types of knowledge. Learn how declarative and procedural knowledge work both individually and together.

Left vs. Right Brain Teaching Techniques

10. Left vs. Right Brain Teaching Techniques

Students can be either left- or right-brained learners, which means they benefit from different teaching techniques better suited to their dominant hemisphere. Learn how to identify a student's dominant side of the brain, explore some teaching techniques for both groups, and discover differences between them.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

11. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

Advance organizers is a type of teaching strategy that is utilized to better ensure information presented to students is understood, retained and connected to previous lessons. Learn about the benefits of advance organizers and methods to successfully implement this teaching strategy into lessons.

Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

12. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

To assess students' learning and critical thinking skills, teachers can ask different questions related to certain educational objectives. Learn the importance and process of questioning in the classroom and explore some guidelines and techniques to ask effectively.

Learning Theory in the Classroom: Application & Trends

13. Learning Theory in the Classroom: Application & Trends

Learning theory in the classroom can be arduous or easy for some students and it is up to the teachers to supervise and help better their progression using models that change behavior. Learn more about learning theory, student learning, behaviorist models and cognitive learning theories.

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