When designing courses, instructors employ a variety of pedagogical approaches. It is important to gain a holistic understanding of teaching and learning strategies as a connected practice in order to inform your curriculum design in such a way that the approach is appropriate, differentiated, consistent, and has a positive impact on the learning outcomes for your students.
In this section we explore effective teaching and learning strategies, with overviews of the methods and guidance on contextual application. Considering these strategies will aid your design of an effective experience that balances learning for different knowledge types.
“Teaching is more like a design science because it uses what is known about teaching to attain the goal of student learning, and uses implementation of its design to keep improving them.”