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Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice : 7th Edition - Roy Killen

Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice

7th Edition

Paperback Published: 25th September 2015
ISBN: 9780170358880
Number Of Pages: 448

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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.

New to this Edition
  • Now discusses the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, showing how the chapters contribute to developing your knowledge for the Graduate level standards.

  • New ‘Compare and contrast’ boxes help students to explore the similarities and differences between the various teaching strategies

  • ‘Different perspectives’ boxes encourage you to speak with experienced teachers for insight into how and why particular strategies and techniques may (or may not) be put into practice in the classroom.

  • Key terms are now in bold to highlight important terminology

About the Author

Roy Killen was formerly an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and an Extraordinary Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has over 25 years of experience in lecturing in teacher education, specialising in teaching strategies, assessment, curriculum development and reflective teaching.

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: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 25th September 2015
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: Revised

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