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Social Cognitive View of Teaching
Principle 4.1: Learners acquire important knowledge, behaviors and
dispositions through their exposure to models has the most direct implications for
classroom teaching. Modeling or teaching through demonstration plus explanation is an important technique for teaching skills and strategies.
Modeling of Academic Skills and Strategies
Modeling is an important component of many approaches for instructing
academic skills and strategies (Duffy, Roehler & Rackliffe, 1986; Murphy, Weil
& McGreal, 1986). This is because modeling provides students with examples of
how a skill or strategy is performed successfully, and helps students develop the
expectations that a skill or strategy can be learned (Bruning, Schraw & Ronning,
1999; Kauchak & Eggen, 1998). Obviously, modeling can be useful when
teaching a physical skill like swinging a tennis racket, but it also can be very 44 useful for teaching cognitive or m...
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- Spring '08