ERIC Number: ED290838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Methods in Extension.
This booklet is intended to help individuals teaching in extension programs select teaching methods that are appropriate to the subject of their particular course, the number of students enrolled in the course, its time and duration, and the place in which it is being held. The first chapter discusses the importance of making a conscious choice of teaching methods and combining several methods in any given course. The second chapter explains the differences between expository, discovery, participatory, and evaluative teaching methods. The next four chapters cover each of these techniques in greater detail. Expository methods are discussed from the standpoint of lecture techniques and the use of blackboards, overhead projectors, teaching aids (audio and visual), and demonstrations. The chapter on exploratory methods includes guidelines for using various discovery methods (reading, projects, case studies, surveys, visits) and experimental methods (practice, trial and error, problem solving, group learning activities). Various participatory methods, including group discussion, debate, subgroups, buzz groups, snowball sessions, introductions, peer teachers, role plays, simulations, and dramas are discussed next. The chapter on teaching methods in evaluation covers questions, tests, quizzes, exercises, and self-assessment. The importance of adequate planning and preparation are discussed in the final chapter. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiovisual Aids, Conventional Instruction, Diagnostic Teaching, Discovery Learning, Experimental Teaching, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Lecture Method, Peer Teaching, Postsecondary Education, Questioning Techniques, Role Playing, Simulation, Small Group Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Education for Development, Ulph Cottage, Church Plain, Burnham Market, King's Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom PE31 8EL (1.50 pounds, including postage; 12 copies: 15 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education for Development, King's Lynn (England).
Note: For related documents, see CE 049 225-226.