ERIC Number: ED332753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Short Guide to Instructional Techniques.
Rubadeau, Duane O.; And Others
Designed to provide a concise description of traditional instructional techniques, as well as more recent technology-based techniques, this 11-part guidebook includes the following sections: (1) "The Value of Planning"; (2) "Aids to Effective Instruction," reviewing the reasons for employing learning objectives, Bloom's taxonomy of objectives for cognitive learning, and criticisms of objectives; (3) "Principles of Teaching Based on the Principles of Learning," which includes suggestions for effective teaching drawing on behavioristic theories, cognitive theories, and motivation and personality theories; (4) "The Functions of an Instructor," which discusses presenting a stimulus, directing attention, acting as a model for terminal behavior, furnishing external clues, guiding the direction of thinking, developing transfer of knowledge, evaluating learning, and providing feedback; (5) "Major Teaching Styles," which reviews the didactic and heuristic teaching approaches; (6) "Common Instructional Techniques," which includes a discussion of the role of group size; (7) "Individualized Instruction," which explores packaged programs, flexible programs, personal individual programs, and independent study; (8) "Small Group Instruction," which discusses team projects, discovery learning, and group discussions; (9) "Lecture Instruction," which examines small- and large-group lectures, listening skills, attending to signal changes, retroactive inhibition, and control of classroom behavior; (10) "Mastery Learning"; and (11) "Current Instructional Innovations," including educational games, team teaching, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized systems of instruction, and interactive video. (PAA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Learning Theories, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Teaching Skills, Teaching Styles, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College of New Caledonia, Prince George (British Columbia). Centre for Improved Teaching.