Most of the claims about which teaching strategy is “best” are misguided. The reason is that teaching strategies are part of something larger – an overall instructional approach.
All of the individual actions and strategies that teachers and learners have used for time immemorial can be relevant in the appropriate context.
- Telling, showing, and guiding;
- Self-directed problem solving;
- Thinking and puzzling and analyzing;
- Creating and generating new processes;
- Rote practice and mindful practice;
- Experiments and trial and error;
- Asking questions and being questioned;
- Reflection in and on experience and the active processing of experience;
- Directing, coaching, guiding, exchanging and co-creating.