Theories of Learning
Methods of Teaching
is about Pedagogy (how learning happens)/Goals (what do we want to learn)/Values & Beliefs we hold
guide our choices of teaching method and use of technology
epistemological positions (obectivism/cognitivism/constructivism) feed your learning theories of choice: behaviorism (the truth is out there), cognitivism (how the brain works- Bloom's), constructivism (knowledge is constructed) and connectivism (networking). Learning theories feed choice of teaching methods
F2F - lectures, seminars, exp/labs, apprenticeships,
Online - lectures, ADDIE, OCL, competency based, community of practice, Agile, Open Pedagogy
A mixture of methods is usually needed. Can move between modes quickly.
No universal best method, depends on context. Mix it up
<aside> 📌 SUMMARY: Knowing your epistemological position is important as these beliefs feed your decision making on which teaching methods you choose. However, there is no universal best method, it all depends on context. The quality of the teaching and learning is ultimately about choosing a method appropriate to a learning context and applying it well.