ERIC Number: ED314379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teach-Practice-Apply: The TPA Instruction Model, 7-12.
Reinhartz, Judy; Reinhartz, Dennis
This proposed alternative instruction model is based on the teach-practice-apply (TPA) paradigm. This paradigm provides a structure facilitating change, while ensuring the enhancement of instructional effectiveness. Suggestions are provided that secondary teachers can use in their classrooms. The steps inherent in the use of each teaching strategy are described and practice followup activities are provided for teachers. Assessment criteria for self-evaluation are listed. Although the teaching strategies differ from one another, the TPA model provides a unifying structure that allows teachers to acquire and implement them. Practical examples are given for various subject areas--social studies, science, mathematics, English, foreign languages and the arts--to illustrate the implementation of each strategy. The final three chapters provide more concrete, hands-on activities because of the practical nature of the strategies involved. (JD)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
National Education Association Professional Library, Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.