Ch 4: Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

About This Chapter

Student participation is a key element in a successful classroom. These lessons explore the applications and benefits of teaching techniques that get the student directly involved in the learning process.

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.

Skills Covered

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

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