The Styles Of Teaching Style Essays

1492 Words Apr 12th, 2016 null Page
In education, there are three styles of teaching. These styles are direct, interactive, and indirect. These styles can be used while teaching any subject, including Physical Education, and can all be extremely effective if used appropriately. There are some key differences in these styles and each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses. In order to best fit the lesson, these styles can also be used in combination with each other. In order for students to get the most out of the lesson, it is important that the teacher knows what style they will be using and why they are using it. This is so that they know their role during the activity or class. The teaching style should be included in the written lesson plan so that others can look at the lesson plan and have a pretty good understanding of how that class will be run. If a class is taught in a “direct” style it means that there will be minimum student activity and a lot of knowledge just passed onto the students directly from the teacher. This might be done with power points, lectures, math problems done up on a board, or a Physical Education teacher might walk the students through the proper form of a task as they do it. In the book The Spectrum of Teaching Styles: From Command to Discovery Author Muska Mosston writes that this direct teaching style is done properly when “All the participants respond in particular ways that are directly related to the stimuli, cues, and models presented by the conductors of these…

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