How can teachers provide the best learning experiences for students with varying skills and abilities?
Teachers have many common needs. Most work in a situation of high demands and expectations, but against a background that reflects a reduced valuation of their efforts. Originally published in 1993, the authors share some thoughts about contemporary teaching practice and suggest an approach - Process-Based Instruction - for a coherent cognitive education programme that draws on the literatures of educational psychology and educational theory and practice. The book is supported throughout with exercises and illustrations designed to help teachers apply new strategies to classroom practice, particularly in areas of the curriculum concerning problem solving.
List of Figures, Tables, Boxes. Preface. 1. Emerging Educational Technologies 2. Classroom Dynamics 3. Human Learning and Problem-Solving 4. An Overview of the PBI Model 5. Preparing to use PBI 6. Starting PBI in the Classroom 7. Maintaining PBI in the Classroom 8. Plans in the Social and Affective Domains 9. Applications of PBI for School Personnel 10. Trouble-Shooting in PBI. Notes. References. Appendix. Index.