The Technique of Teaching

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Macmillan, 1922 - Teaching - 346 pages
"The Technique of Teaching is primarily devoted to actual teaching situations. Its professional purpose is to analyze classroom activities which the instructor may have performed mechanically without being conscious of principles involved, to afford opportunity for intelligent evaluation of procedures in common use, and to suggest as diversified methods of presentation as the limits of one small volume render possible. In addition to a concise treatment of accepted teaching activities and a brief study of current innovations, method in six fundamental subjects is discussed in concrete terms. Psychological principles of which method studies should be the application lose none of their truth or scientific value by being presented in their schoolroom contacts as found in the everyday experience of teachers. The work of every skillful classroom artist abounds in a wealth of minor expedients and devices; the genuine expert perceives clearly that devices are never an end. In the specific illustrations and cases at the close of each chapter may be found abundant opportunity for testing such devices by principles outlined or developed in the chapter which precedes"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved).

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