The importance of knowing
The importance of knowing Teaching methods:Teaching methods are the broader techniques used to help students achieve learning outcomes, while activities are the different ways of implementing these methods. Teaching methods help students:understand the content of the courselearn how to apply the content in particular contexts instructors should identify which teaching methods will properly support a particular learning outcome. Its effectiveness depends on this alignment. To make the most appropriate choice, an instructor should consider learning outcomes, student needs and the learning environment. Consider the following example:Learning outcome: Solve a complex math equation. Learning environment: An in person, upper-level math course with 20 students. Teaching method: Guided instruction. First, the instructor facilitates learning by modeling and scaffolding. Students take time to ask questions and receive clarifications. Next, students practice applying these skills together and then independently. The instructor uses formative assessment to check for understanding.