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Teaching Methodology

Learn by Doing : Active Learning

Active learning is by far the most effective method of teaching with 95% retention in students.
Active learning as an approach to instruction in which students engage the material they study through reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting. Active learning stands in contrast to “standard” modes of instruction in which teachers do most of the talking and students are passive.
Think of the difference between a jar that’s filled and a lamp that’s lit. In the former case, liquid is poured into an empty vessel–an apt metaphor for the traditional educational paradigm in which students sit passively in a classroom and absorb the knowledge transmitted by an expert. A growing body of research has made it clear, however, that the overall quality of teaching and learning is improved when students have ample opportunities to clarify, question, apply, and consolidate new knowledge.

Learn Like Newton, Galileo & Pascal! : Inductive Learning

Engineering and science are traditionally taught deductively. The teacher introduces a topic by lecturing on general principles, shows illustrative applications of the models, gives students practice in similar derivations and applications in homework, and finally tests their ability to do the same sorts of things on exams. Little or no attention is initially paid to the question of why any of that is being done—what real- world phenomena can the models explain, what practical problems can they be used to solve, and why the students should care about any of it.
Instead of beginning with general principles and eventually getting to applications, the instruction begins with specifics—a set of observations or experimental data to interpret, a case study to analyse, or a complex real- world problem to solve. As the students attempt to analyse the data or scenario or solve the problem, they generate a need for facts, rules, procedures, and guiding principles, at which point they are either presented with the needed information or helped to discover it for themselves.

Score More with Less Efforts : Testing Effect

A powerful way of improving one’s memory for material is to be tested on that material. Tests enhance later retention more than additional study of the material, even when tests are given without feedback. This surprising phenomenon is called the testing effect, and although it has been studied by cognitive psychologists sporadically over the years, today there is a renewed effort to learn why testing is effective and to apply testing in educational settings.

Higher Levels of Thinking : Bloom's Taxonomy

Higher order thinking is thinking on a level that is higher than memorising facts or telling something back to someone exactly the way it was told to you. Higher Order Thinking takes thinking to higher levels than restating the facts and requires students to do something with the facts — understand them, infer from them, connect them to other facts and concepts, categorise them, manipulate them, put them together in new or novel ways, and apply them. There are six major categories of cognitive an processes, starting from the simplest to the most complex

  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation