Pedagogy is the art (and science) of teaching. Effective teachers use an array of teaching strategies because there is no single, universal approach that suits all situations. Different strategies are used in different combinations to improve learning outcomes. Effective pedagogical practice promotes the wellbeing of students, teachers also improves students' and teachers' confidence and contributes to their sense of purpose for being at school; it builds community confidence in the quality of learning and teaching.
Students need to feel safe to learn effectively. You need variety in order to reach out to all the students in the class. Therefore a wide variety of teaching strategies are essential in order to develop effective methods of teaching at the highest level.
An interactive lecture is an easy way for instructors to intellectually engage and involve students as active participants in a lecture-based class of any size.
Making lectures interactive by including techniques such as think-pair-share, demonstrations, and role playing, can foster active engagement and enhance the value of the lecture segments.
Provides educators with a better understanding of what students are learning and engages students more deeply in the process of learning content. Assessment is the process of observing and measuring learning.
Using Investigative Cases
It gives students opportunities to direct their own learning as they explore the science underlying realistically complex situations.
Teaching with the Case Method
In a case discussion, students "do" the work of the discipline, rather than watch or read about how it is done by others. By engaging in the case, students apply the concepts, techniques and methods of the discipline and improve their ability to apply them. This improves their ability to apply the vocabulary, theory and methods they have learned in the course.
Using Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Instructors can engage students and produce more meaningful and deep learning experiences by using films, television shows, popular music, news stories, literature, documentaries, and videos from sources such as YouTube.
Lecture Tutorials are short worksheets that students complete in class to make lecture more interactive. They are designed specifically to address misconceptions and other topics with which students have difficulties.
Lecture Tutorials are beneficial in a course because:
- They are easy to incorporate to make a class more interactive
- Students learn more from Lecture Tutorials than through lecture alone
- Students enjoy using Lecture Tutorials
Just in Time Teaching
To stimulate active and collaborative learning both inside and outside the classroom, focuses on improving student learning through the use of brief web-based questions delivered before a class meeting. Exercises allow instructors to quickly gather information about student understanding of course concepts immediately prior to a class meeting and tailor activities to meet students' actual learning needs.
Provides educators with a better understanding of what students are learning and engages students more deeply in the process of learning content.
Assessment is the process of observing and measuring learning. Assessments provide faculty with a better understanding of what your students are learning and engage students more deeply in the process of learning.