Teaching Methods

The following list is to aid you in finding relevant educational resources on the World Wide Web on Teaching Methods.

The Changing Face Of Education: Computer Enhanced Instruction And The English Student
The face of education is changing rapidly as a direct result of innovative computer technology. Gone are the days of studying repetitive grammar exercises from an old copy of "A First Aid In English," while chalk dust floats on the air. The students of today are more likely to find themselves in front of a computer screen rather than a blackboard. As the tools of education change, so too does the nature of learning and the acquisition of knowledge.
http://www. humanities.mcmaster.ca/~hc-courses/ssengwebpage/instruct.htm

Guidelines for Working with Students With Specific Disabilities
A disability is not necessarily the presence of an impairment or condition that interferes with or disturbs the normal structure and function of the body. A disability exists when the condition permanently or temporarily affects a person's ability to perform normal daily activities.
http://www.cosc.bro cku.ca/faculty/radue/disabilities/guidelines.html

Learning Circle Teachers' Guide
The Learning Circle Teachers' Guide provides a structural approach to promoting cross-classroom collaboration with telecommunications. The first chapter is a condensed version of the whole guide. If you want to understand this model of online teaching and learning, this first chapter is a good place to begin.
http://www.att.com/education/lcguide/

Model of online teaching and learning
The purpose of this guide is to prepare you and your students for cross-classroom tele-collaboration in "Learning Circles." Learning Circles promote theme-based project work integrated with the classroom curriculum. Working with Learning Circle partners from around the world help students develop important interpersonal skills. Learning Circles also encourage interactions among teachers providing a very different model of professional development.
http://www.att.com/education/l cguide/p.intro/a.intro.html

Learning about Learning
What is the difference between a student learning multiplication tables from a textbook and another student solving similar problems with an interactive computer?
http://www.nap.edu/readingroo m/books/techgap/learning.html

Transforming Ideas for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
A document written by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It outlines a set of ideas for the transforming of mathematics teaching and learning.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/StateArt/Math/

Transforming Ideas for Teaching and Learning Science
A comprehensive reform of the science curriculum, and ways of teaching and assessing science instruction, is underway...
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/StateArt/Science

Transforming Ideas for Teaching and Learning to Read
This booklet is organized into 10 interrelated ideas for transforming the teaching and learning of reading. For ease of discussion, these ideas are both presented separately and built one upon the other, as are the illustrations that accompany them.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/StateArt/Read/

Teaching Methods
There are three main forms of teaching: tutorials, lectures and classes. (1) Tutorials: Tutorials are given to one, two or three students who are expected to have written an essay on a philosophical topic for which a reading list has been given. You will get most out of a tutorial by preparing yourself carefully: do th e prescribed reading thoughtfully, and take care writing the essay...
http://www.kcl .ac.uk/kis/schools/hums/philosophy/TeachingMethods.html

Team Teaching
Although in many if not most schools the most common organizational pattern is based upon teacher isolation and self-containment, there is a very strong tendency in recent literature to favor teacher collaboration and collegiality.
http://www.connection.se/cogwheel school/team.htm

Compiled by: Mohd. Shahar Saad
For additions, comments, suggestions and requests for revisions, please mail to : mss@lib.upm.edu.my

Created on : 14 January 1997