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Preparing Agriculture and Agriscience Educators for the Classroom
Method that is used to allow students to discuss within a small group to answer specific questions or solve a problem.
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Developing Instructional Methods
Joey Blackburn (Louisiana State University, USA) and Kristin Stair (Louisiana State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 36
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3420-8.ch008
Determining which methods of teaching to use is an important step in developing content for your classroom. Teacher-focused methods involve more direct instruction to students and include methods such as lecture, questioning, demonstration, resource people, field trips, and checking for understanding. Learner-focused methods of teaching include more student input and collaboration and include discussion, debate, problem solving approach, contextualized teaching and learning, flipped classes/team-based learning, case study, inquiry-based learning, experiential learning, problem-based learning, project-based learning, cooperative learning, and role playing. Each method of teaching has different strengths and weaknesses and allows teachers to achieve their learning objectives in different ways and increase their variability.
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Using a Community of Inquiry Lens to Examine Synchronous Online Discussions in Graduate Courses
A pedagogical approach used to promote knowledge communities building in the form of dialectical conversations and through drawing on the multiple perspectives of the participants in the discussion, and their unique experiences and knowledge contributions.
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Importance of New Class Teaching Methods in Curricula Development in Developing Countries
Discussion is defined as an alternately serious and playful effort by a group of two or more to share views and engage in mutual and reciprocal critique.
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Impact of E-Learning on Adult Education: A Changing Postmodern Approach
An interactive exchange in which persons ask questions, clarify views, share opinions, and disagree with presented ideas.
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Cultivating Pedagogical Proficiencies for Facilitating Discussions About Diverse Youth Literature
Conversations that facilitate readers’ critical engagement with DYL as they examine characters and their experiences in the process of not only becoming aware of diversity issues, but also gaining deeper self-insights.
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Critical Thinking, Socratic Seminars, and the College Classroom
An informal verbal exchange guided only by interest and a few general guidelines including rules of civility.
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Addressing “Another” in the Aftermath of School Shootings Using Dance and Rhetoric
Open communication between multiple individuals that leads to new discourse and new narratives about a contested issue and that is characterized by respect, vulnerability, and empathy.
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A Framework for Engaging Language Learners in the Online Constructivist Classrooms
Formal student-student or student-teacher interactions to co-construct knowledge on a provided topic. This may be an informal interaction to build a sense of community in an online environment.
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