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ERIC Number: ED389677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-911365-36-2
ISSN: N/A
Teaching Strategies To Facilitate Learning.
Love, Cathleen; And Others
Teaching is a complex act requiring expertise relative to content, students, and the myriad of alternatives available to bring the two together in meaningful ways. This monograph is designed to assist teachers in examining and altering their own teaching practices and in transforming the classroom from a place of "dull sameness" to an environment where excitement reigns and student growth is at the forefront. The teaching strategies outlined all emphasize active student involvement, a focus on student collaboration, and development of thinking skills. Discussion of each strategy includes an overview describing the approach, providing a rationale for its use and resources for further information about the strategy, followed by a specific lesson plan, usually focusing on some aspect of home economics or family life which uses the strategy. The teaching strategies discussed are: (1) concept attainment; (2) inductive thinking; (3) cooperative learning; (4) Jigsaw, a specific cooperative learning strategy; (5) Thelen's Group Investigation, a group approach to problems of social significance; (6) Social Science Inquiry; (7) Suchman Inquiry which emphasizes independent and disciplined inquiry; (8) games and simulations; (9) synectics, a creative group problem solving process; and (10) moral development. (Contains 22 references.) (ND)
Home Economics Education Association, Central Washington University, Home Economics Department, 400 E. 8th Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Ellensburg, WA.
Identifiers: Suchman Inquiry Method; Synectics; Thelen Group Investigation