how we identify effective teachers

Part I: Education Myths

1. Myths toward Effective Teaching

2. Myths toward the Lecture Method

Part II: Effective Ways of Teaching

1. Structure of Instructional Continuum

2. Knowing Students' Background

3. Setting up Objectives

4. Psychological Security for Students' Leaning Environment

5. Advantages of Teacher Questions

6. Outcomes of the Grouping Process

7. Elements of Effective Instruction

Part III: Making Curricula and Performing Assessments

1. John Goodlad's Five Levels of Curriculum

2. Elliot Eisner's Three Levels of Curriculum

3. Assessment of Three Main Domains

Part IV: Conclusions and Discussions

Reference

What do students really want for the university education?

Teaching is not only limited to a simple category such as lecture and laboratory. There are several strata of the methods. The book indicates the following:

Lecture | |

Demonstration | |

Questioning | |

Discussion | |

Guided Practice | |

Independent Practice | |

Grouping | |

Role Playing | |

Simulation | |

Reflective Inquiry/Thinking |

The terms - teacher or student centered - are symbolic here. The scale depends on how interactive and self-assessable the method is. Every method is important. The point is how the instructor manages them effectively. In reality, a student-centered teaching is based on well-balanced methods, and referred to as a result of improvement of students' aptitude. A teacher-centered is usually referred to as teachers' dictatorial, non-instructive, biased, inconsiderate, non-interactive and obstinate attitudes toward teaching. In the same sense, an instructor, who insists on student-centered with frivolous teaching so everyone can pass, is conducting teacher-centered education.

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