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New Initiatives

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DIRECT TEACHING:
Advantages:
-> Very specific learning targets
-> Students are told reasons why content is important - helps to clarify lesson objective
-> Relatively easy to measure student gains
-> Is a widely accepted instructional method
-> Good for teaching specific facts and basic skills

Preparation:
->Content must be organized in advance.
-> Teacher should have information about student prerequisites for the lesson.

COOPERATIVE LEARNING:
Advantages:
->Helps foster mutual responsibility
-> Supported by research as an effective technique
-> Students learn to be patient, less critical and more compassionate

Preparation:
Decide what skills or knowledge are to be learned
Requires some time to prepare students to learn how to work in groups

LECTURE:
Advantages:
-> Factual material is presented in a direct, logical manner.
-> May provide experiences that inspire
-> Useful for large groups

Preparation:
->There should be a clear introduction and summary
-> Effectiveness related to time and scope of content
-> Is always audience specific; often includes examples, anecdotes

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