ERIC Number: ED312266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Spectrum of Teaching Styles. From Command to Discovery.
Mosston, Muska; Ashworth, Sara
This book helps practicing and prospective teachers to: (1) identify the decision patterns that define teaching styles and are common to the teacher-learner situation; (2) identify the specific decisions in each pattern; and (3) define the relationships among the various patterns and understand how to use them in classroom situations. The fundamental position of the book is that teaching is governed by a single, unifying process of decision making, and that every act of teaching is the consequence of a prior decision. Decision making is the central behavior that governs how students and subject matter are organized, as well as time, space, and equipment; and how teachers interact with students, choose their verbal behavior, construct the climate in the classroom, and create and conduct the cognitive connections with learners. (JD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communication Skills, Convergent Thinking, Decision Making, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Teaching Styles
Longman, Inc., 95 Church St., White Plains, NY 10601-1505 ($22.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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