Modern Teaching Methods

Modern teaching methods compromises the principles and guidelines used for more specialized and improved instruction. Commonly used teaching methods may included class participation, demonstration, recitation, memorization or a combination of these. Also, other methods will require an interaction among students and a good teaching learning dynamic always present at all times. Innovative education methods also include the use of education technology, classroom aids as well as breakthrough teaching and learning theory. Modern teaching techniques also, according to instructional theory, should be aimed to enhance the students capabilities and deliver a proper feedback and promote student achievement. These teaching skills in the course of your higher education would be essentially developed. These methods, however may not be effective in special education cases.

Lecturing is teaching by giving a discourse on a specific subject that is open to the public, usually given in the classroom. This can also be associated with modeling, although this is a fairly old method it still holds up and is applied in modern teaching. Modeling is used as a visual aid to learning. Students can visualize an object or problem, then use reasoning and hypothesizing to determine an answer. In your lecture you have the opportunity to tackle two types of learning. Not only can explaining (lecture) help the auditory learner through the speech of the teacher, but if the teacher is to include visuals in the form of overheads or slide shows, his/her lecture can have duality. Although a student might only profit substantially from one form of teaching, all students profit some from the different types of modern teaching and learning.

Demonstrations are done to provide an opportunity to learn new exploration and visual learning tasks from a different perspective. A teacher may use experimentation to demonstrate ideas in a science class. A demonstration may be used in the circumstance of proving conclusively a fact, as by reasoning or showing evidence. Having students work in groups is another way a teacher can direct a lesson. Collaborating allows students to talk with each other and listen to all points of view in the discussion. It helps students think in a less personally biased way. When this lesson plan is carried out, the teacher may be trying to assess the lesson by looking at the student's: ability to work as a team, leadership skills, or presentation abilities. It is one of the direct modern teaching methods.

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