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Teaching Methods

Learning Theories Applied

Kurt Love

on 10 September 2015

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Teaching Methods
Learning Theories Applied
"Right Answer" Teaching Methods
Teaching for Sustainability
Teaching For Business
Constructivist/Social Methods
Transformative Teaching
Ecojustice Methods
Feminist Methods
Goal: Students be able to produce the same answers with the same or very similar thinking processes
Behaviorist Teaching Methods
Pop quizzes
Small group discussion
Whole group discussion
Group projects
General goals for transformative or critical teaching:
Students examine and question practices and mindsets of dominance and privilege
Students interact directly with community to gain deeper understandings and provide services/information
Aim for divergent thinking whereby each student understands and is able to articulate in depth sources of information, cultural constructs, connections with power and privilege, historical significance, and personal connections
Students investigate tensions and relationships in community rather than binaries
Questioning anthropocentric thinking
Assessing sustainability as affected by modernity
Examining one's ecological self
Commons-based learning
Sustainable feasts
Examine and question patriarchal and androcentric mindsets
Multiple ways of knowing
Empower diverse voices
Journal writing
Cooperative grouping for community inquiry
Use art for examining and uncovering these relationships
Traditional & Liberal/Progressive
Standardizing Students
Methods: Generally the methods are designed to move students towards a common answer, process, with a common assessment as the final product
Also applies to classroom "management"
Direct Instruction
Textbook activities
Decontextualized, abstract skills
Common Core's Approach to Literacy
Cooperative Learning
Jigsaw/expert groups
Gives the illusion of exploration
Teacher facilitates students' thinking towards the "right" answers
Supporting Diverse Students
Convergent thinking
Community mapping
Organic community gardening
Using art as a context for examination
Queer Methods
Examine and question socially normed mindsets and practices
Create counternarratives through role playing and artistic expression
Media literacy analysis
Power and privilege analysis in history, science, literature, art, music, and technology
Critical Aesthetic Methods
Critically examine fine art
Create found art
Theatre of the Oppressed
Kurt Love, Ph.D.
Teaching for Peace & Sustainability
Physical Education
Community sport events
More advanced students working with less advanced student
Building relationships (team-building)
Critical history of sports, diversity, and social justice issues
Access to health and wellness
Food security issues
Addictive foods & big profits
Affluence & drugs
Gender roles & sex
Critical media literacy
Multicultural wellness practices
Mental health & social stigma
Community music events for charity and/or raising issues
Critical history of music
Anti-Eurocentric thinking as a frame for analysis
Ethnomusicology vs. musicology
Nature and music relationships
Women composers and composers of color
Technology & Engineering
Community building events for charity and/or raising issues
Green technologies, construction & engineering
Anti-technocentric thinking as a frame of analysis
Critical analysis of the history of technology
Artists who pushed political thinking
Multicultural art
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