Direct Teaching Method

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Direct Teaching Method

  1. 2. <ul><li>Direct teaching is a systematic instructional method that first and foremost requires the teacher to have a command of the subject matter at as close to a mastery level as possible. This means that whether subject matter is at the elementary level, middle school level, high school level, college level or adult education level, that the teacher thoroughly &quot;understand&quot; the content </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>The teacher must ensure that the contents of instruction are logically organized. The teacher must also ensure that the students already possess the prerequisite knowledge. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Very Specific learning targets </li></ul><ul><li>Students are told why content is important. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to clarify lesson objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively easy to measure student gains </li></ul><ul><li>It is a widely accepted instructional method </li></ul><ul><li>Good for teaching specific facts and basic skills </li></ul><ul><li>Can stifle teacher creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires well-organized content preparation and good oral communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Steps must be followed in prescribed order. </li></ul><ul><li>May not be effective for higher-order thinking skills, depending on the knowledge base and skill of the teacher. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Direct Instruction is based on behavioralistic learning principles. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore it effectively helps in obtaining students’ attention, reinforcing correct responses, providing corrective feedback, and practicing correct responses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to increase the academic learning time, or the amount of instructional time during which students are attending to the task and performing at a high success rate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Studies show that students learn basic skills more rapidly when they receive a greater portion of their instruction directly from the teacher. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The Main purpose of direct teaching was to Help disadvantaged Public Schools. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>http://www.adprima.com/direct.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary and Middle School Teaching Methods (Leonard H. Clark and Irving S. Starr). </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brighthub.com/education/special/articles/5487.aspx </li></ul>

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