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Effective Teaching Strategies : Lessons from Research and Practice - Roy Killen

Effective Teaching Strategies

Lessons from Research and Practice


Published: 7th October 2015
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Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from research and practice 7e provides a practical overview of nine common teaching strategies used in all levels of education and training from early childhood through to higher education.

Initial chapters discuss the Australian Curriculum framework and provide an introduction to the key principles of quality teaching and learning. These ideas are then applied through chapters devoted to different teaching strategies: direct instruction, discussion, small-group work, cooperative learning, problem solving, student research, role-play, case study and student writing.

Chapters describe each of the strategies in detail with a practical focus on why, when and how to use each one. There are guidelines for planning lessons based on each strategy, for implementing those lessons effectively and for evaluating the effectiveness of each strategy. Activities and numerous examples from a wide range of subject areas help readers to relate the ideas to their own specialist teaching areas.


  • In-depth discussion of nine of the most frequently used teaching strategies, progressing from the most teacher-centred (direct instruction) to the most student-centred (writing).
  • Each of the teaching strategy chapters is self-contained so they can be studied in any order
  • ‘At a glance’ boxes help students to quickly assess when to use each strategy.
  • Activities within chapters enable students to consolidate their learning and practise applying ideas to their own teaching specialisation.
  • End-of-chapter review questions give students an opportunity to revise and discuss the main points from each chapter.
  • Every chapter contains a ’weblinks’ section listing reputable websites to help readers follow up on ideas presented and find examples of their application.
  • Students can revise and explore further with a companion website containing revision questions, useful weblinks and a downloadable lesson plan template.
  • Three teaching strategy example sets show the use of each strategy in early childhood, primary and secondary settings. These are available from the Instructor’s Companion Website, along with PowerPoint slides to assist with lecture presentations, artwork from the text, and online video activities.

  • Table of Contents
    1. The Australian Curriculum framework
    2. Foundations for effective teaching and learning
    3. A framework for quality teaching and learning
    4. Planning for quality teaching and learning
    5. Becoming a reflective teacher
    6. Using direct instruction as a teaching strategy
    7. Using discussion as a teaching strategy
    8. Using small-group work as a teaching strategy
    9. Using cooperative learning as a teaching strategy
    10. Using problem solving as a teaching strategy
    11. Using inquiry as a teaching strategy
    12. Using case study as a teaching strategy
    13. Using role play as a teaching strategy
    14. Using writing as a teaching strategy

    ISBN: 9780170358880
    ISBN-10: 0170358887
    Audience: Primary / High School
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Published: 7th October 2015
    Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Edition Number: 7
    Edition Type: Revised