Instructional strategies determine the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives. Five categories of instructional strategies and explanation of these five categories can be found within this site.
Instructional methods are used by teachers to create learning environments and to specify the nature of the activity in which the teacher and learner will be involved during the lesson. While particular methods are often associated with certain strategies, some methods may by found within a variety of strategies. A sampling of instructional methods with accompanying explanations are presented in this website.
“What children learn depends not only on what they are taught but also how they are taught, their development level, and their interests and experiences…. These beliefs require that much closer attention be paid to the methods chosen for presenting material…”Understanding the Common Essential Learnings, Saskatchewan Education, 1988. (p.10)
“The last decades of research in human learning have presented new insights into the ways that learners are active in constructing their own understanding. Constructivist learning theories have shown the limitations of viewing ‘learning’ as something we can ‘give’ to students that they will ‘receive’ or learn in exactly the same form, at exactly the given time.” Classroom Curriculum Connections: A Teacher’s Handbook for Personal-Professional Growth, Saskatchewan Education, 2001. (p. 30)
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