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Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies are the procedures, processes, activities, and tools used to assist in learning. These strategies encompass a wide range of approaches and actions and are situated across a variety of contexts. Instructors and teachers use teaching strategies to enhance learning from preschool through college settings. Many other professionals and laypersons use teaching strategies, from parents teaching a child how to ride a bike, to physicians teaching interns about medicine, to mechanics teaching apprentices how to repair a car.

There is a wide range of teaching strategies available to those involved in helping others learn. The type of teaching strategy used will vary according to the students' characteristics; the learning task; the situation; the context demands; and the knowledge and skills of the “teacher,” whether ...

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