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ERIC Number: ED500232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-21
Pages: 416
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-2824-9
Instructional Patterns: Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning [with CD-ROM]
Holt, Larry Charles; Kysilka, Marcella L.
SAGE Publications (CA)
"Instructional Patterns: Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning" examines instruction from the learners' point of view by showing how instructional patterns can be used to maximize the potential for students to learn. This book explores the interactive patterns that exist in today's classroom and demonstrates how teachers can facilitate the interactivity of these patterns to match their goals for student learning. These interactive patterns are reinforced through the incorporation of medical, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience research. The book is designed to serve as a core text for undergraduate and graduate courses in K-12 General Teaching Methods, Middle School and Secondary Teaching Methods, Elementary Teaching Methods, or Instruction and Assessment. Key features include: (1) Guides students in differentiating instructional practices to meet the needs of all students, as well as in the practical issues of instruction; and (2) Details interactive instructional patterns that include teacher centered patterns, teacher-student interactive patterns, and student-centered patterns. Instructor resources on CD contains PowerPoint[R] slides, test questions (includes Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and Essay format) and answers, lecture outlines, teaching activities, Web resources, and sample syllabi. Web-Based Student Study Site provides e-flashcards, links to standards from U.S. states, standards based project, Web resources, and access to full-text articles in SAGE journals related to the text. Fifteen chapters are included in six sections. Part I, Factors That Influence All Instruction, includes (1) Where We've Been, What We Knows and Where We're Going; and (2) Confluent Forces and Differentiated Instructional Practices. Part II, Practical Issues of Instruction, includes: (3) Developing the Lesson Methodology; (4) Classroom Organization and Management; and (5) Classroom Assessment and Accountability. Part III, Teacher-Centered Patterns, includes: (6) Direct Instruction; and (7) Mastery Learning. Part IV, Teacher-Student Interactive Patterns, presents: (8) Cooperative Learning; and (9) Role Play. Part V, Student-Centered Patterns, includes: (10) Nondirective Teaching; and (11) Self-Taught Instruction. The book concludes with Part VI, Thinking and Organizing the Content: (12) Thinking Patterns; (13) Memorization; (14) Attaining Concepts; and (15) Inquiry.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States