ERIC Number: ED340686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
12 Teaching Methods To Enhance Student Learning. What Research Says to the Teacher.
Bartz, David E.; Miller, Laura K.
This monograph discusses 12 teaching methods that have a sound theoretical basis, have demonstrated a positive impact on student learning, and have a substantial research base. In many situations, the methods can be combined in such a way that the potential for student learning is greater than if used independently. Since no method will work in every situation for every student, teachers must use professional judgment in matching methods with other variables including students' previous skills and socio-psychological make-up, as well as available resources. In addition to an introduction, a note on multicultural educational suggests that all teaching methods should be implemented in order to complement and support a culturally diverse society. The publication describes the following methods: (1) whole-group instruction; (2) teaching by objectives; (3) adaptive or individualized instruction; (4) mastery learning; (5) cooperative learning; (6) learning styles; (7) direct instruction; (8) discovery method; (9) integrated thematic instruction; (10) peer tutoring; (11) learning by doing; and (12) computer-assisted instruction. (LL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making Skills, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Learning Strategies, Mastery Learning, Multicultural Education, Peer Teaching, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Theory Practice Relationship, Time on Task, Tutoring
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock Number 1092-0-00, $3.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Committee on Civil and Human Rights of Educators.