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ERIC Number: ED332753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of New Caledonia, Prince George (British Columbia). Centre for Improved Teaching.