ERIC Number: ED283795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Good Teaching: Insights from the Work of the Institute for Research on Teaching. Occasional Paper No. 114.
Porter, Andrew; Brophy, Jere E.
This document draws on findings from the past decade of research on teaching, particularly on findings developed at the Institute for Research on Teaching, in order to present a model of what good teaching is, a better understanding of why it is difficult, and some hypotheses about how its frequency can be increased. Good teaching is depicted as thoughtful practice, reflecting professional knowledge featuring alignment among students' needs, curriculum goals, and instructional practices. It is noted that such ideal teaching appears to occur rarely in practice. Some reasons for this occurrence are discussed. Speculation is offered about how much improvement in the current situation can be expected as the knowledge base available to inform professional practice expands. References are included. A four-page list of references is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Research Utilization, Student Needs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.