Teaching the FE Curriculum: Encouraging Active Learning in the Classroom

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A&C Black, Dec 5, 2006 - Education - 130 pages
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This accessible and informative guide provides lecturers with a range of practical strategies to promote effective learning in the FE classroom. Mark Weyers introduces the learning theories that underlie these strategies, and considers how they can best be applied practically in the classroom. He offers invaluable advice on planning interesting lessons and learning tasks. This book should prove essential reading for every lecturer in FE!
 

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Contents

Teaching realities
1
Websites of interests
7
Teaching methods a critical distinction
14
Deep surface and strategic approaches to studying
20
Suggestions teachers can make to students to improve
28
The SOLO taxonomy
35
Engaging students in the classroom
40
Summary of main points
50
Constructivism and deep learning
64
Summary of main points
71
General techniques to engage learners
86
Encouraging deep learning through coursework
99
Feedback that encourages deep learning
107
Conclusion
114
Index
129
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About the author (2006)

Dr Mark Weyers is a Teaching Fellow at University College London, UK.

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