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Pedagogy A . Selecting It B . Learning Best Practices C . Refining It
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What Do Good Teachers Do? Know their discipline inside and out Start with the students rather than the discipline Create a natural critical learning environment Pose intriguing problems Ask important and/or provocative questions Help students understand the significance of the question Give students authentic tasks See: Bain, Ken (2004). What the Best College Teachers Do. Harvard University Press.
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A Few More Things Engage students in higher-order intellectual activity Provide challenging but supportive conditions where Learners have a sense of control Believe their work will be considered fairly Work collaboratively Can fail, receive feedback, and try again Assess their own efforts
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Lecture Basics Plan lectures based on learning objectives Use a logical organizational plan Classification hierarchy Problem centered Chaining Comparison Thesis Keep number of points to a minimum: Avoid “mental dazzle”
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Basics, cont. Work between levels of abstraction Between simple and complex Between concrete and abstract Between familiar and unfamiliar Make transitions explicit; use “markers” Use techniques that “play to the ear” Repetition and redundancy Internal summaries Analogies Visual representations
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Three Common Mistakes in STEM Lectures Forgetting what is difficult for novice learners Forgetting that math is just the language nature uses to communicate Not making problem solving itself explicit
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Introductions and Conclusions Introductions should
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 7.344 taught by Professor Bobsauer during the Spring '08 term at MIT.

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pedagogy - Pedagogy A. Selecting It B. Learning Best...

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