In the previous part of the module we discussed the main learning challenges that students encounter in various courses. You heard first-hand accounts of student learning experiences, and the challenges that they faced as learners. Now we will turn our attention to the question of what you, as an instructor, can do to help your students overcome learning challenges. In this part of the module you will be introduced to practical teaching strategies that, according to educational research, can improve student learning and motivation.
The focus will be on strategies that fall under these three broad categories:
To guide your thinking about this topic, we’d like you to take a moment to think about what you are already doing to help your students learn. Jot down some ideas in response to the following questions: