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EDU 60017 Understanding Theories Of Teaching And Development

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Swinburne University of Technology


Theories Of Teaching And Development (EDU 60017)


Added on  2020-02-19

EDU 60017 Understanding Theories Of Teaching And Development


Swinburne University of Technology


Theories Of Teaching And Development (EDU 60017)

   Added on 2020-02-19

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Running head: STRATEGIES TAKEN BY AN EFFECTIVE TEACHEREffective teachers need a range of strategies to ensure that students learnName of the Student:Name of the University:Author’s Note:
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1STRATEGIES TAKEN BY AN EFFECTIVE TEACHEREffective teachers have an enriching effect on the life of the students in enhancing theircareer and delivering them proper education. Effective teachers need various kinds of strategiesto ensure that the students learn properly. It is seen that effective teachers directly influences thelearning activities of the students. This paper will highlight the various kinds of strategies whichare taken by a teacher to make the teaching environment effective. It will also make a clearanalysis of the pedagogy and the classroom practices which are adopted in the teaching learningactivity. Various literature reviews in support of the various learning theories such ascognitivism, behaviorism and constructivism are also highlighted in the paper. This paper willalso give an idea of the influence of child development on learning. A critical reflection of thelearning theories will also be discussed in the paper.Effective teaching leads to the improvement in the achievement of the students. Theprogress of the student is regarded as the yardstick through which the quality of a teacher can beassessed. A teacher must be clear of what they want their students to learn. If the teacher cannotdescribe or highlight properly what they want their students to learn, the goal of such teaching isnot clear. The examples used in teaching must be related to daily life experience so that itbecomes interesting and easier for the students to learn and grasp the knowledge quickly. Thestudents must be also be demonstrated through the help of models which will make theclassroom environment interesting (Kane et al., 2013). A teacher must try to add or present newinformation on the topics which were already discussed in the class earlier. These newinformation must be provided in small steps because it becomes difficult for the students tocapture the entire information at a single time. The “chunking” strategy can be followed by theteacher for effective classroom teaching (Clarke & Braun, 2013).
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2STRATEGIES TAKEN BY AN EFFECTIVE TEACHERThe teacher must try to present the topic in such a way that it creates interest among thestudents. An effective teacher always reviews the last lesson which was taught and then beginsthe new chapter. These will also help the students in clearing the concepts of the previouschapters. An effective teacher asks questions to the students after teaching the lesson and alsoasks them to explain how they got the answers (Perrott, 2014). These also help the students topresent their own idea and it will also benefit the teacher as they can learn and grasp more ideasfrom the students. The students are also asked to explain what they had learned in the classroomin their own style. An effective teacher also sets high standards from the students. The teachermust provide a brief idea beforehand of the usefulness of learning the particular chapter. Use ofvarious assessments and feedbacks also helps the teacher in assessing the performance of thestudents. The students can demonstrate their own mastery of the subject in a different way. Teachers can also use collaborative learning to make the classroom environmentinteresting. The teacher can place the students in small groups and ask them to prepare seminarsor different tasks within the course objectives. The students will also be allowed to gain differenttypes of skills during this period. An effective teacher also needs to monitor the performance ofthe students on a regular basis. For effective evaluation, the teacher must adopt various kinds ofassessment approaches (Moore, 2014). A teacher can also adopt high standard methods ofteaching when the students are clear with the basic and preliminary topics. These will help boththe teacher and the students to learn and gather more knowledge on the particular topic (Mitchell,2014). An effective teacher can also adopt co-operative learning and thus it will also help thestudents in future to work in team. Studies also indicate that students can effectively learn morein a group rather than working in a team. It also helps in improving the self-confidence of thestudents. The technique of co-operative learning is known as jigsaw learning and it is more
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