ERIC Number: EJ1076560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Innovations in the Delivery of Content Knowledge in Special Education Teacher Preparation
Kennedy, Michael J.; Alves, Kat D.; Rodgers, Wendy J.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v51 n2 p73-81 Nov 2015
Teacher educators are expected to provide preservice special education teachers with extensive knowledge about a variety of topics as well as allowing candidates a chance to engage in higher-level thinking about content. Today, some teacher educators are thinking "outside the box" when it comes to instructional delivery by moving beyond the traditional lecture format for instruction. This article discusses three alternatives to lecture-style instruction: (a) interteaching, (b) video-based reflection, and (c) content acquisition podcasts. Each of these strategies is a way to improve candidates' engagement with the material while improving learning. The features and benefits of each approach are provided in addition to steps for using these strategies within teacher preparation.
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Special Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Precision Teaching, Individualized Instruction, Reflection, Protocol Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Educational Practices, Preservice Teacher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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