About This Chapter
Student-Centered Instructional Strategies - Chapter Summary
Some of the most powerful lessons we learn are the ones that we acquire for ourselves, whether it is by deductive reasoning or direct hands-on experience. As a teacher, you can apply this premise in the classroom using the information contained in these short video lessons. The lessons cover the following material:
- Understanding student-based teaching methods
- Facilitating cooperative learning
- Using projects and independent student research as teaching tools
- Understanding and using the Socratic Method
Our video lessons are engagingly written, informative and comprehensive despite their brevity. They were designed specifically for teachers as a way to help you maximize your effectiveness in the classroom. Further, you have the option of accessing our program from your laptop, smartphone or any other device that can access the internet. This enables you to take the program with you and study from practically anywhere.
How It Helps
- Keeps students involved: These lessons will show you how to implement methods like Socratic dialogue to engage the students directly and make them participants in their own education.
- Encourages cooperation: You and your students become partners, working together through the cooperative learning techniques discussed in this chapter.
- Facilitates independent study: You'll learn methods to help your students, working with your guidance, acquire the skills necessary to conduct scientific research on their own.
Upon completion of the lessons in this chapter, you will be able to effectively:
- Use the Socratic Method to engage student participation
- Integrate project-based activities to spur students' interest
- Implement cooperative learning techniques in the classroom
- Build confidence in your students through independent study projects
1. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits
Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.
2. What is Cooperative Learning? - Definition & Methods
Find out what cooperative learning is and learn about its different elements. Examine how to apply cooperative learning methods in the classroom. After the lesson, you can test your understanding with a quiz.
3. Project-Based Learning Activities: Types & Examples
Project-based learning is a great way to engage students in authentic application of knowledge and skills. This lesson gives you some ideas for different kinds of project-based learning activities you can incorporate into the classroom.
4. What Is the Socratic Method? Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses a style of teaching and learning known as the Socratic method. You'll consider what makes this approach effective and why it can sometimes be uncomfortable.
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Other chapters within the Effective Instructional Strategies for Teachers course
- Basic Principles of Instruction
- Instructional Planning
- Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement
- Tools & Techniques for the Classroom
- Instructional Strategies for Language Skills
- Integrated Learning in the Classroom
- Technology for the Classroom
- Learning Environments