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Instructional Approaches in the Classroom

No matter what your subject matter, the art and science of teaching can be overwhelming. Here are some different instructional approaches that can be utilized in any field.

PresentationOne-way communication. Used to present information to a group.
DemonstrationModels to students how to do a task as well as where, when, and why.
DiscussionEncourages classroom rapport and actively involves students in the learning
Cooperative LearningInvolves small groups working together toward a common goal
DiscoveryAn approach that encourages students to find answers for themselves.
Problem SolvingAn approach in which students use previously mastered skills to resolve a challenge.
Instructional GamesAn approach that provides an appealing environment in which learners follow certain rules to survive.
SimulationA scaled-down approximation of a real-life situation provides practice without the risks.
Drill & PracticeAn approach that leads students through a series of exercises to increase fluency in a skill.
TutorialAn approach in which content is presented, the learner responds, and feedback is given.

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