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Teaching methods: how many are there?

When it comes to teaching methods I believe that there are limitless possibilities of what could be done in class to make the lesson appeal more to the students.

An example: the class is split in half. One half of the class should prepare a short presentation about the current topic they are currently learning about in class. The rest of the class should prepare a set of questions which may include parts of the topic which they did not understand or maybe questions about any sections of the topic which could be harder than the others. A class discussion would then commence where a student is answering another students’ question. The teacher is obviously there to help when any difficulties may arise.

In this way I think that the students will be learning the topic in a more efficient way since the students themselves will be talking about the topic to their classmates. This method heavily depends on the participation of students so if many students in the class are normally quiet then this method of teaching will not be as successful as the teacher would want. If on the other hand the students participate then they will have a good learning experience since a good way to gain new knowledge is by teaching that information to someone else.

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3 comments on “Teaching methods: how many are there?

  1. mariamicallef
    October 23, 2013

    That example you gave is really good especially since the students would be learning from each other mostly. I think that this would be a good idea to end a chapter or section since it serves as a summary.

  2. Seriously Virtual
    October 29, 2013

    I think this would be a good idea to implement in a class – and it is easily adaptable to many topics and subjects. The factors which might be considered as deterrent, include class size. The bigger the class size the more difficult it might be to implement such strategies. It would be therefore good to think of different and alternate strategies to use – I do believe that online tools and applications would handle large class sizes quite well. Any ideas or suggestions about which tool or online application might come in handy in class?

    • sarahbuttigieg12
      October 29, 2013

      Maybe having a virtual world like second life, where the students and the teacher can create an avatar, and then they can socialize and communicate with each other there. The teacher can post videos, journals… and the students can access them whenever it is convenient for them. Otherwise live streaming can take place, where the teacher gives a lecture online and the student listen to her all at the same time from wherever they are. I think this is very interesting and fun method for both the students and teacher.

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