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50 Teaching and Learning Approaches

50 Teaching and Learning Approaches
Simple, easy and effective ways to engage learners and measure their progress

September 2019 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
This reader-friendly and accessible text introduces 50 teaching and learning approaches and explores how they work in practice by taking an honest look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one. For each approach, the authors include in-practice examples taken from a range of teaching contexts. The text also offers clear support for teachers on how they can assess learners' progress when using each approach. This focus on the need to see and measure the learning that is taking place supports the reader to concentrate on the learning and not be distracted with the newness of different approaches.
1. Analogue versus digital
2. Bingo
3. Board rotation
4. Brainstorming
5. Break it up
6. Buzz groups
7. Card activities
8. Case study
9. Catchphrase
10. Charades
11. Concept mapping
12. Debates
13. Demonstration
14. Discovery
15. Field trip
16. Find your match
17. Flipped classroom
18. Guess who or what
19. Guest speakers
20. Half and half
21. Hot potato
22. Inner and outer circles
23. Interleaving
24. Jigsaw puzzle
25. Labelling
26. Learner presentation
27. Live lecture
28. Mind mapping
29. Newspaper article or blog
30. Online quizzes, discussions and surveys
31. Optimists and pessimists
32. Peer review
33. Picture prompt
34. Quescussion
35. Question bowl
36. Rhyme and rap
37. Role play
38. Simulation
39. Snowballing
40. Textbook challenge
41. Think, pair and share
42. Three minute paper
43. Three two one
44. True or False
45. TV commercial
46. Walking in your shoes
47. Watch, summarise and question
48. Whip round
49. Who wants to be a millionaire?
50. Worksheet

Sharron Mansell

Sharron started delivering education and training programmes on a part time basis in 1987, before progressing into a full-time career in further education in 2000. She has gained practical work-based skills and a wide and varied understanding of schools’ provision, further and higher education, apprenticeships and full cost courses.  Starting her career as a teacher in a land-based specialist college, she progressed to course management before taking responsibility for several departments within a large further education college. Sharron further developed her knowledge and skills within the sector when her role changed to Head of... More About Author

Ann Gravells

Ann has been teaching, assessing and quality assuring in the further education and skills sector since 1983. She is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a Medal of Excellence for teaching. She is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, and holds QTLS status.Ann has been writing textbooks since 2006 which are mainly based on her own experiences as a teacher and the subsequent education of trainee teachers. She aims... More About Author

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