ERIC Number: ED156673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Selecting Learning Experiences: Linking Theory and Practice.
Joyce, Bruce R.
Matching a teaching method with a learner's style of learning is suggested as a most efficient way of creating an opportunity for a learning experience. Over 80 teaching strategies or models have been identified and categorized into four groups by educational theorists. The first group is identified as "social interaction models"; these emphasize the relationships of the individual to society or to other persons. The goal of this model is to improve the individual's ability to relate to others and to work productively in society. The second group of "information-processing models" are models that have an orientation toward the information-processing capability of students and ways they can improve their ability to master information and solve problems. The goal of the third group, "personal models," is to help individual students to develop a productive relationship with their environments and to view themselves as capable persons with the ability to enrich interpersonal relations. "Behavior modification and cybernetic models," the fourth type of model, has evolved from attempts to develop efficient systems for sequencing learning tasks and shaping behavior by manipulating reinforcement. Ways in which teachers may select and use these teaching styles for the best learning experience for students are outlined and described. (JD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Information Processing, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Processes, Positive Reinforcement, Role Models, Self Actualization, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.
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