Module 4: Procedure Using
Basic Methods of Instruction
1.Kinds of Learning
Builder 2: Synthesis
1. Working alone or preferably with some classmates, study the lesson carefully and label all tactics in the margin. See if you can spot any weaknesses or ways to improve the effectiveness of the lesson, and discuss them. Also try to identify what you think will contribute most to the effectiveness and appeal of the lesson.
2. For each tactic you identify, think up a different way that tactic could have been implemented, and discuss it.
3. Look at the test and compare it to the practice. Are the two sets of items interchangeable? Would there be any problems with repeating an item from the practice in the test? Would there be anything wrong with asking the learners to state the definition as a test item? Would there be any problems with using an example as a practice item? Were all the important dimensions of divergence included? Try to reach consensus on these issues.
4. Discuss what instructional tactics could be deleted if the difficulty level was a 1 instead of a 3 (i.e., if the students' prior knowledge and ability were such that the concept was very easy for them to learn).
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