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ERIC Number: ED417663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Instruction in Higher Education.
Ediger, Marlow
This paper addresses the improvement of instruction at the higher education level by the application of nine principles of learning by the instructor. These are: (1) the instructor should secure the interests of students in teaching and learning situations; (2) the instructor must guide students to perceive meaning in what is being learned; (3) good sequence in planning learning helps students relate new knowledge to previously acquired knowledge and skills; (4) students should be challenged with assignments and experiences that encourage intrinsic motivation; (5) students need to perceive purpose in learning; (6) students need to develop positive attitudes toward the content and skills being taught; (7) instructors should help students identify and solve problems with the subject matter and skills being taught; (8) students need ongoing experiences which develop critical thinking skills; and (9) students need experiences which develop creative thinking skills. The paper concludes that these principles promote all-around student development and are most effective when the instructor knows the individual student and can integrate individual student interests into instruction. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A