Teaching strategies and differentiated instruction

A wiki that contains a collection of educational tips for the higher education context

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This project focusses on a Wiki that contains a collection of educational tips for the higher education context. These tips are related to teaching that stimulates the different academic competences of students, so-called TACTICS, or Tips for Academic Competence Teaching, Inspired by the Criteria (Criteria for Academic Bachelor’s and Master’s Curricula, TU/e, 2007). Added are tips to improve students' scientific thinking and acting, related to the four dimensions of the same framework. In addition, the tips refer to specific concerns in teaching, in this case, Teaching Strategies for Activating Large Groups of Students, and Teaching Strategies for Differentiated Instruction. 

The Wiki contains tips for the higher education specifically. The educational tips were not yet published and categorized.

tactics

The tips are related specifically to teaching that stimulates the different academic competences of students, so-called TACTICS, or Tips for Academic Competence Teaching, Inspired by the Criteria (Criteria for Academic Bachelor’s and Master’s Curricula, TU/e, 2007).

Below, the seven competence areas are listed. In order to find the competences for a given competence area, click on that competence area. Next, in the list of competences for a given competence area, click on a competence to see the list of Tactics for that competence. Finally, in the list of Tactics for a given competence, clicking on a chosen Tactic brings you to the description of that Tactic.

  1. Competent in one or more scientific disciplines
  2. Competent in doing research
  3. Competent in designing
  4. A scientific approach
  5. Basic intellectual skills
  6. Competent in co-operating and communicating
  7. Takes account of the temporal and social context

Furthermore, the four dimensions are listed. Click on a dimension to see the list of Tactics for that dimension.

  • Analytic
  • Synthetic
  • Abstract
  • Concrete

Teaching Strategies for Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation on the one hand can be based on either readiness/prior knowledge, on interest/motivation, and or on learning profile/style. In the list, clicking on a given category, brings you to the set of tips for that category. By clicking on a specific tip, you will arrive at the description of that specific teaching strategy

  • Differentiation based on readiness / prior knowledge
  • Differentiation based on motives / interest
  • Differentiation based on learning style / profile
  • Differentiation strategies other

Teaching strategies for Activating Large Groups of Students

Tips for activating large groups can be divided on the one hand in those with and those without ICT, and on the other hand in those aimed at the start of a lecture, at the interaction with students, and at the ending/closing of a lecture. In the list, clicking on a given category, brings you to the set of tips for that category. By clicking on a specific tip, you will arrive at the description of that specific teaching strategy.

  • Activating didactics at the start of a lecture without ICT
  • Activating didactics during a lecture without ICT
  • Activating didactics during a lecture with ICT
  • Activating didactics at the end of a lecture without ICT
  • Activating didactics other