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Instructional techniques are methods or strategies that are used to help support the teaching and learning process. Typically the term refers to methods used by a teacher to help students learn, such as lecture or discussions. However, it also can refer to strategies used by an individual for self-instruction.

Instructional techniques for face-to-face classrooms are well-established, with years of practice, although variations on techniques are developed and techniques may gain or lose popularity based on dominant pedagogical thought at a given time. In distributed learning environments, instructional techniques have been based on traditional ones, with modifications to help accommodate characteristics of the distributed learning system.

Learning Theories and Instructional Techniques

Inherent in different instructional techniques are theories of how people learn, with the goal that the technique ...

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