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Hunt, David E.; Gow, Jane – Theory into Practice, 1984
A practice-to-theory approach of matching models helps teachers increase self-knowledge and awareness of their students. Participants discuss personal teaching style, students, expected learning outcomes, teaching approaches, matching models, and then restate their teaching style. A teacher's response to these exercises is presented as an example.…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Psychological Patterns
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Noddings, Nel; Enright, D. Scott – Theory into Practice, 1983
The story of open education illustrates the fact that theoretical models are ideal descriptions of educational practices and beliefs, rather than bodies of prescriptive rules and principles. Open education is viewed as part of a philosophical tradition in education, much of it predating the movement of the 1960s. (PP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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Hunt, David E. – Theory into Practice, 1980
This article describes how to identify implicit theories of teaching and learning through a workshop which creates an open, reciprocal climate that enhances self-knowledge and knowledge of others and facilitates communication. (CJ)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Student Teacher Relationship
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Joyce, Bruce R. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Four models of teaching methods are presented: social interaction, information processing, affective instruction, and behavior modification. The need for adapting these models to individual students is explored. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Style, Individual Development, Individual Differences
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Fantini, Mario D. – Theory into Practice, 1980
There is a current trend toward matching the style of teaching with the cognitive style of the individual student. (JD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Learning Processes
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Henson, Kenneth T. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Studies are needed that will help teachers match methods with particular objectives, materials, and students. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Interaction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior
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Mehan, Hugh – Theory into Practice, 1979
In a classroom setting, as distinct from other settings, a teacher asks questions in order to evaluate the correctness of the reply, not to seek information. (JD)
Descriptors: Cues, Elementary Education, Interaction, Learning Activities
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Koch, Robert – Theory Into Practice, 1971
Surveys the different methods of nonverbal communication and provides a detailed example of the effect of nonverbal communication on classroom learning and student motivation. (AN)
Descriptors: Kinesthetic Methods, Nonverbal Communication, Perceptual Development, Student Behavior
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Ainsworth, Nancy – Theory into Practice, 1984
Sociolinguistic analysis of the ways children and teachers interact verbally may provide insight into why minority children often have difficulty in school. Examples of a classroom discussion cycle are listed and discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Language Patterns, Learning Processes
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Henson, Kenneth T.; Borthwick, Paul – Theory into Practice, 1984
Matching learning styles and teaching methods may help students develop to their fullest capabilities. A brief historical view of research on teaching methods is offered, and various learning and teaching styles are defined and categorized. Future predictions focus on improved classroom management, increased student involvement, and changes in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hyman, Ronald; Rosoff, Barbara – Theory into Practice, 1984
This article discusses problems with the learning style-based education paradigm and recommends a six-part approach for matching learning and teaching styles. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Student Teacher Relationship
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Smith, Linda H.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Theory into Practice, 1984
To develop an educational program that works for every student, it is important to consider that learning style differences do exist and that learning style matching can positively affect achievement. Methods to help teachers assess student preferences are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development