Teaching is both an art and a science. Talks include an overview of what we know from research about how people learn and what we know about how enhanced teaching techniques and methods lead to increased learner engagement and achievement.
The Art of Teaching
The anticipated result of excellent teaching is enhanced learner achievement. From designing a curriculum and courses through the teaching process, learning can be assessed using formative and summative measures to gauge progress toward objectives.
We are all Teachers
Research over a long span of inquiry indicates that what teachers do (their teaching behaviors) are correlated with the level of learner achievement. Major themes include clarity, variability, teacher enthusiasm, business-like behavior, and student opportunity to learn the criterion material. Developing high quality “mechanics” as part of the instructional process leads to learner engagement.