Category Archives: Teaching method

Finland – Un­der­stand­ing pu­pils and learn­ing are at the core of teach­er’s work

Unlike in almost all other countries, Finnish teachers train for their profession at a university. This has been the case for over 40 years. “University-level teacher education ensures that teaching is linked with the most up-to-date research results,” says Professor of … Continue reading

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The Socratic Classroom: Reflective Thinking Through Collaborative Inquiry

This book provides a framework for a collaborative inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning suitable not only for formal educational settings such as the school classroom but for all educational settings. For teachers, educationalists, philosophers and philosophers of education, The … Continue reading

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How Teachers Succeed

What are the fundamentals of pedagogic success? The essence is contained in three strategic concepts. The first is commonly referred to as “motivation.” Without it a class stagnates. After all, how long will you watch a movie that does nothing … Continue reading

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Promoting Creativity through Explicit Teaching Strategies

Creativity is a recognizable and valued skill but is prone to multiple interpretations both in terms of its very nature and how it can be developed in students. This paper highlights one approach that has been taken in an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

Teacher-researchers, design-thinkers, teacherpreneurs . . . Educators of all types have the potential to exercise their creativity, collaboration, and playfulness to improve education. When devising strategies to make education work for the 21st century, it’s natural to think first about … Continue reading

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Teachers Teaching with Socrates

We’re starting this celebration of teaching with Socrates, the superstar teacher of the ancient world. He was sentenced to death more than 2,400 years ago for “impiety” and “corrupting” the minds of the youth of Athens. But Socrates’ ideas helped … Continue reading

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Teaching Teaching and Understanding Understanding – subtítulos en español

Part I Part II Part III “Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding” is a 19-minute award-winning short-film about teaching at university and higher-level educational institutions. It is based on the “Constructive Alignment” theory developed by Prof. John Biggs.  The film delivers … Continue reading

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Curiosity-based learning (CBL) program

Read Read also: Curiosity-based learning – presentation   This paper describes a series of experiential educational exercises developed to better engage and more effectively educate master degree students in the necessary foundation skills that comprise a true scholar. It was … Continue reading

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