ERIC Number: ED438770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Metateaching and the Instructional Map. Teaching Techniques/Strategies Series, Volume 1.
Timpson, William M.
This book describes a conceptual framework, the "Instructional Map"--a metaphor for envisioning the interconnectedness of teacher and student, teaching and learning, and content and process--that can help teachers plan, sort their way through course material and instructional options, interact with students, and reflect upon progress made and what remains to be done. The first portion of the book describes the Instructional Map and how it can help teachers to think more systematically about their instruction, goals for student learning, getting students to be more critical and creative, and balancing what they present with what they want in the way of active student participation. The next section touches on parallel work--such as concept mapping and Ausubel's advance organizer--drawing on Gagne's work on learning, rules, and higher-order rules, as well as Perry's research on cognitive development. Metacognition (thinking about thinking) and metateaching are discussed. The next portion explains the Instructional Map in greater detail, and offers other uses for it. A description of how the Instructional Map can be used to provide useful feedback to teachers and students is provided, as well as several examples of using the Instructional Map, to give overviews of different approaches to teaching. (AEF)
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Lesson Plans, Maps, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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