The way to resolve the dilemma about the “best” teaching strategies is to understand different sorts of instructional approaches.
An instructional approach is the overall view or philosophy that a person has of instruction.
It is deeply embedded in an educator’s mental model. It embraces all the related facets of instruction. These include:
- The selection of teaching strategies;
- Dealing with learner states of mind;
- Notions of classroom management and a good classroom climate;
- The instructor’s view of learning objectives and outcomes;
- Modes of assessment;
- The use of time;
- The role of technology; and
- The way of connecting with the larger community.