Instruction Models

Constructivism Professional Literature on Instructional Models
Cooperative Learning Technology in Teaching
Direct Instruction What is Instructional Design?
Inquiry-Based Learning What is Reciprocal Teaching?

  1. 10 Tips for Inquiry-Based Learning- Some students prefer this type of learning approach because when they become involved they understand concepts better. While inquiry-based learning obviously works well in science, consider how you can this approach for all subjects.
  2. Direct Instruction- Benefits of direct instruction include delivering large amounts of information in a timely manner. Also, because this model is teacher directed, it lends itself to designing instruction that is developmentally appropriate to pupils' ages and stages.
  3. Problem-Based Learning- A very nicely designed site.
  4. Problem-posing, Problem-solving, Persuasion- Discusses questioning techniques.
  5. Project Approach- A great site for learning the ins-and-outs of project-based learning.
  6. The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling- Discusses questioning, the key to effective learning.