ERIC Number: ED393822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Alternative Teaching Strategies for the 1990s.
Gloeckner, Gene W.; And Others
This paper is intended to assist teachers in examining and altering their own teaching practices and in transforming the classroom from a place of "dull sameness" to an environment where excitement reigns and student growth is at the forefront. The teaching strategies outlined were chosen for three criteria: active student involvement, collaboration, and enhancing thinking skills. A description of each strategy is provided, including a rationale for its use suggesting when its use may be appropriate, explaining how to use it, and providing resources for further information about the strategy. Following the overview, a specific lesson plan using the strategy is provided. The format, identified for each lesson, includes: (1) a perennial problem, which states the curriculum lesson in general; (2) a practical problem, which identifies an action that can help address the perennial problem; (3) objectives, which define what the learners have to do to demonstrate their attainment of the intent of the lesson; (4) debriefing, which summarizes the lesson and provides learners with the opportunity to discuss content and the learning process; and (5) evaluation options, based on content and the learning process; application objectives, and adapted to the needs of the learners. The strategies covered include: (1) Concept Containment Strategy; (2) Games and Simulations Strategy; (3) Synectics Strategy; and (4) Moral Development Strategy. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Denver, CO, December 1995).