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Instructor, 1988
New instructional materials for social studies are briefly described, including six textbooks, a software game, two filmstrips, and two books about teaching methods. (CB)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Education, Instructional Films, Instructional Materials
Berliner, David; Casanova, Ursula – Instructor, 1987
This article reports on how elementary school teachers teach strategies to help pupils learn and remember. Tips for using the research findings in the classroom are offered. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Retention (Psychology)
Berliner, David; Casanova, Ursula – Instructor, 1986
Recent studies using graduate students in one case and first graders in the other reached the same conclusion. If instruction capitalizes on what students already know, they learn more readily and transfer the knowledge well. Teachers can use children's knowledge as a bridge to new knowledge. (MT)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Prior Learning, Student Experience, Teaching Methods
Fallon, Michael – Instructor, 1993
Guidelines help elementary educators understand what they will be teaching in science programs, how they will assess student learning, and how they will be trained. Science programs should develop scientific literacy via hands-on, collaborative, inquiry-oriented lessons centered on processes used by real scientists in their everyday work. (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Class Activities, Educational Change, Elementary School Science
Phillips, LuOuida Vinson – Instructor, 1987
While other factors affect mastery of a lesson, closure helps learners know what they learned, why they learned it, and how it is useful. The five most common methods of closure are reviewed and techniques for incorporating them into lesson planning are discussed. (MT)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Retention (Psychology), Teaching Methods