Building Blocks: Basics of Effective Teaching
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Building Blocks: Basics of Effective Teaching

Author(s): Kelly Towey, MEd

2CE credits 11 Lessons Text

Gain an overview of adult learning foundational and theoretical principles and theories. Lessons include what is known about how adults learn and ways that these theories and ideas can be applied in the classroom.

In addition, topics such as motivating students, learning styles, collaborative learning techniques, and teaching strategies will be covered. Practical tips and reflective questions are included to help you apply the course content to your own classroom setting.

This course was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Massage Therapy Jounal as Theory, Principles and Strategies to Help you Teach Effectively

  • Describe key learning theories and principles.
  • Review ways that key learning theories and principles can be applied in the classroom.
  • Identify learning styles.
  • Assess ways that teaching can be tailored to meet differences in learner styles and needs.
  • Explain strategies and principles for motivating adult learners.
  • Delineate ways to implement learning strategies in the classroom.

  1. Reflection
  2. Introduction
  3. Theories of Learning
  4. Behavioral Theories
  5. Learning Styles
  6. Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory
  7. Kolb's Styles of Learning
  8. Motivation
  9. Collaborative Learning
  10. More Ways to Help Students Learn
  11. Handouts

Kelly Towey, M.Ed., has over 20 years of experience working in organized medicine and with national associations.  Her consultant work includes work in the areas of Website content development, communications, project management, health policy and public relations.