What is Interactive Teaching The first thing to realize about interactive teaching is that it is NOT something new or mysterious. If you are a teacher and you ask questions in class, assign and check homework, or hold class or group discussions, then you already teach interactively. Basically then (in my book), interactive teaching is just giving students something to do, getting back what they have done, and then assimilating it yourself, so that you can decide what would be best to do next. But, almost all teachers do these things, so is there more to it? not understand a crucial concept partway into the lecture and so what follows is unintelligible, be missing prior information or not have a good understanding of what went before, so the conceptual structures on which the lecture is based are absent, lack the interest, motivation, or desire to expend the mental effort to follow the presentation, understand the arguments, make sense of the positions, and validate the inferences.
Education videos: Ten ways to use them well Why use video resources? In 1983 Howard Gardner proposed the theory of multiple intelligences. The idea has developed into a general understanding that students learn in different ways. Some learn best through listening; some by touching and others need visual stimuli, e.g. video resources. Over the years the theory has come under scrutiny by many. Whether you are a digital immigrant or a digital native there are plenty of ways to incorporate technology into teaching in order to make lectures a more engaging and beneficial experience for students. Choose your video resources wisely.
5 Examples of Interactive Teaching Styles Teaching involves an opened-minded plan for helping students meet and exceed educational goals. Teaching styles may differ from teacher to teacher, class to class and school to school. Yet every teaching objective must include a structured but flexible process for student advancement. Interactive teaching styles incorporate a multitude of goals beneath a single roof. Measurable student accomplishments — Teachers making use of interactive teaching styles are better equipped to access how well students master a given subject material.Flexibility in teaching — Applying training methods that involve two-way communications enable the teacher to make quick adjustments in processes and approaches.Practice makes perfect — Interactive instruction enhances the learning process.Student motivation — Two-way teaching dispels student passivity. Applying interactive education 5 interactive teaching styles that make a difference Now is the time to start bringing life into your teaching styles. 1. 2. 3. 4.
English Books Daily #textbooks@create_your_english#communicative_course@create_your_english#professional_english@create_your_englishArmer Tamzen. Cambridge English for Scientists. (SB + TB + Audio)Cambridge English for Scientists develops the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of science students and professionals, enabling them to communicate more confidently and effectively in their work or study environment.Expand text… Uniquely, this course focuses on both spoken and written communication, with each of the ten units relating to a case study based on real, published research. This makes the course ideal for scientists from a wide range of scientific backgrounds.
Pedagogical benefits of video for teaching and learning There are many benefits to using video in education as shown in several decades of research. Salman Khan in 'Let's use video to reinvent education' (20 mins) describes the transformative way video can impact on teaching and learning and encourages teachers to consider the flipped classroom model where learners can digest lecture content at their pace and explore content more deeply during class time. See The Art of Educational videos by Macquarie University for the breadth of approaches to making effective videos. Facilitating thinking and problem solving Shepard and Cooper (1982) and Mayer and Gallini (1990) made the connection between visual clues, the memory process, and the recall of new knowledge. Assisting with mastery learning In some cases, video can be as good as an instructor in communicating facts or demonstrating procedures to assist in mastery learning where a student can view complex clinical or mechanical procedures as many times as they need to.
Interactive Learning Strategies | Preparing College Teachers Case studies developed largely out of the business and law fields, but have been adapted for use in a variety of fields.3 Case studies are problem-centered scenarios that provide student instructors with descriptions of real-life classroom dilemmas, and prompt them to create solutions for the problem.14 expose student instructors to real-life problems they may encounter in the classroom, expand student instructors’ pedagogical toolkit via peer-based collaborative brainstorming, bridge pedagogical theory with practical application, improve student instructors’ “situational cognition,” and build student instructors’ confidence to deal with classroom issues. Select or construct cases that are closely linked with concepts, principles, or practices that are addressed within your pedagogy course. Researchers developed case studies for use in teacher education that you may consider employing.16 We have also developed a case study related to classroom management for your use.
30 Superb Examples of Infographic Maps As you search the web you’ll come across a wide range of interactive and graphical maps. Deciding when, where and how to integrate or display a map on your site is the first step, the second should be what technology and illustrations to use. If you’re all about interaction, JQuery, Ajax, or Flash are all effective technologies that hold their own ground. Map illustrations are a dime a dozen however, a strong and balanced display of graphics, information, and colors is what makes an infographic stand out and reach its target audience effectively. As designers, we’re constantly searching for ways to improve and style our designs, this is exactly what the following 30 infographics and sites display below; the breaking of rules. Sites with Interactive Maps Illustrative Infographics Compiled exclusively for WDD by Liz Fulghum. Did we miss any great examples?
Benefits for Teachers using educational video to teach in a Classroom Teachers Using subtitled video as a teaching aid in the classroom gain many benefits including greater student interest and improved reading and literacy skills. There is substantial research promoting the use of video in the classroom as a dynamic resource for supporting curricula. According to a recent teacher survey, 94% of classroom teachers have effectively used video during the course of the last academic year. And most teachers were using it frequently - on average, once per week. But why?. As educators, our aim is to get students energized and engaged in the hands-on learning process, and video is clearly an instructional medium that is compelling and generates a much greater amount of interest and enjoyment than the more traditional printed material. Video Creates an Experience… Consider teaching with the voices from the past by introducing students to great historians, political figures and famous people who lived centuries ago. Video As a Flexible Teaching Medium…
Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques In 1990, after seven years of teaching at Harvard, Eric Mazur, now Balkanski professor of physics and applied physics, was delivering clear, polished lectures and demonstrations and getting high student evaluations for his introductory Physics 11 course, populated mainly by premed and engineering students who were successfully solving complicated problems. Then he discovered that his success as a teacher “was a complete illusion, a house of cards.” The epiphany came via an article in the American Journal of Physics by Arizona State professor David Hestenes. He had devised a very simple test, couched in everyday language, to check students’ understanding of one of the most fundamental concepts of physics—force—and had administered it to thousands of undergraduates in the southwestern United States. Mazur tried the test on his own students. Some soul-searching followed. Serendipity provided the breakthrough he needed. “Here’s what happened,” he continues. “It’s not easy.
Teacher to Teacher: Critical Thinking in the College Classroom This web site provides personal, practical, and published materials collected to help you cultivate critical thinking skills in your students, especially first-year students. How these materials are organized These materials are contained in 14 modules--ten focused on specific critical thinking skills, and four on specific teaching methods. These modules are then categorized using Halpern's (2003) framework for teaching critical thinking skills across disciplines. a critical thinking attitude or habit of intellectual deliberation; individual intellectual skills like analysis and inference; the ability to use these skills in new contexts, and the ability to reflect upon and evaluate one's own thinking (metacognition). In each module, you will find: Teaching critical thinking means giving students intentional challenges and supportive practice overcoming those challenges using specific intellectual skills. Use the links at the top of the page to navigate and begin! Reference:
Masterpiece Theatre | Learning Resources | Film in the Classroom Introduction Why Study Film in the Classroom? Anyone who has ever watched a movie with a classroom full of teenagers knows that students are comfortable with film and understand its power. By high school, they have watched thousands of movies and television shows and unconsciously understand the basic tools and conventions of the medium. In fact, students may know how to interpret film better than they know how to interpret literature -- especially the classics. Over thirty years ago, media education pioneer John Culkin argued that "We live in a total-information culture, which is being increasingly dominated by the image. Using Film to Interpret Literature As written texts, the classics are often inaccessible to students. Activity Film teacher John Golden suggests beginning to think critically about film by starting with a personal film inventory of one's own viewing history. Teacher Tips Consider these ideas, suggested by teachers, for new and different ways to use film.
Active Learning | Center for Teaching and Learning Active learning requires students to participate in class, as opposed to sitting and listening quietly. Strategies include, but are not limited to, brief question-and-answer sessions, discussion integrated into the lecture, impromptu writing assignments, hands-on activities and experiential learning events. As you think of integrating active learning strategies into your course, consider ways to set clear expectations, design effective evaluation strategies and provide helpful feedback. “Start classes with a puzzle to be solved or a mystery to be understood. Behind all of the window-dressing, this is what we are really doing when we create strong active learning modules.”Ben Wiggins, Course Coordinator, Biology Resources on writing to learn Learn more Bransford, J., Brown, A., & Cocking, R. Writing prompts and assignments Examples of low-stakes writing assignments, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo Additional resources CIDR Teaching and Learning Bulletins External links
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