This K-12 teaching methods text continues to focus on instruction, using a models approach that links prescriptive teaching strategies to specific content and thinking objectives.
Well known for it's practical case-study approach, the Sixth Edition of Strategies and Models for Teachers opens each chapter with a case study that illustrates an instructional model in practice and translates cognitive principles of learning into teaching strategies. This edition is composed of two main parts. In Part I the first three chapters describe principles of cognitive learning and motivation theory, teaching strategies that apply to all grade levels, and the teaching of thinking. In Part II, the remaining chapters offer detailed coverage of the individual models, with each model designed to help learners reach specific cognitive, social, and critical thinking goals. With a focus on active learning, utilizing research, cognitive psychology, experience, and emphasizes the teacher's central role in the learning process teachers will find this an invaluable resource throughout their career.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Models of Teaching and Developing as a Teacher
Teachers make a difference
The need for instructional alternatives
Learning and teaching in today’s world
Decision making and reflective practice
Chapter 2: Learning, Motivation, and Models of Teaching
The importance of classroom climate
Cognitive learning theory
Chapter 3: Essential Teaching Strategies and the Teaching of Thinking
Planning for instruction: An essential teaching strategy
Learning activities: Implementing essential teaching strategies
Essential teaching strategies and the teaching of thinking
Chapter 4: Student-Student Interaction Strategies: Groupwork, Cooperative Learning, and Discussions
Features of effective groupwork and cooperative learning
Cooperative learning strategies
Cooperative learning and discussions in different learning environments
Chapter 5: The Guided Discovery Model
Content taught with the Guided Discovery Model
Planning lessons with the Guided Discovery Model
Implementing lessons using the Guided Discovery Model
Adapting the Guided Discovery model in different learning environments
Assessing student learning
Chapter 6: The Concept Attainment Model
Learning objectives for the Concept Attainment Model
Planning lessons with the Concept Attainment Model
Implementing lessons using the Concept Attainment Model
Adapting the Concept Attainment Model in different learning environments
Assessing student learning in Concept Attainment activities
Chapter 7: The Integrative Model
Learning goals for the Integrative Model
Planning lessons with the Integrative Model
Implementing lessons using the Integrative Model
Adapting the Integrative Model in different learning environments
Assessing student learning when the Integrative Model is used
Chapter 8: Problem-based Learning
Planning Problem-based Learning lessons
Implementing Problem-based Learning lessons
Adapting problem-based instruction in different learning environments
Assessing learning in problem-based activities
Chapter 9: The Direct Instruction Model
Planning lessons with the Direct Instruction Model
Implementing lessons using the Direct Instruction Model
Adapting the Direct Instruction Model in Different Learning Environments
Assessing student understanding when using the Direct Instruction Model
Chapter 10: The Lecture-Discussion Model
Lectures and lecture-discussions
Planning lessons using the Lecture-Discussion Model
Implementing Lecture-Discussion Model
Adapting the Lecture-Discussion Model in different learning contexts
Assessing learning when using the Lecture-Discussion Model
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