This is an interesting video by Marc-André Lalande which blends together Bloom’s Taxonomy with Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) for use in the classroom. It is based on work he did with Judith Cantin. The main idea they came up with was “targeted learning should fall in the ZPD, but the learning activity shouldn’t. this activity should mobilize knowledge, skills or competencies from a higher level of Bloom’s taxonomy, when possible.
If you are comfortable with Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy or Vygotsky’s ZPD, you can jump ahead in the video to 5:45 in the video to see the work of Lalande and Cantin.
In 1990, James Eison published what would become a classic in faculty development: “Confidence In the Classroom: Ten Maxims for New Teachers.” At the time he was the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southeast Missouri State University. In the article, he provided his 10 rules new faculty need to adopt. In reality, his propositions have a considerable amount to offer both junior and senior faculty.
The 10 maxims are:
- To Feel Confident, Act Confident
- Examine Why You Want to Teach
- Learn the Characteristics Associated with Effective Teaching
- Enter Each Class with Specific Educational Goals and Objectives
- Teach Less, Better
- Use Active Learning Strategies Regularly
- Don’t Be a Perfectionist
- Be Relaxed about Admitting It When You Don’t Know Something
- Ask for Response from Students and Colleagues
- Remember that Enthusiasm and Energy Can Carry the Day
A PDF of the article is available here: https://www.uwo.ca/tsc/resources/pdf/Confidence%20in%20the%20Classroom%20College%20Teaching%20Article.pdf
This is the fourth video in a series on instructional design. This video focuses on Dr. Robert M. Gagne’s contribution to the field.
The article provides a useful summary of the various viewpoints from these learning experts. They address most of the pertinent issues associated with learning styles.
Using a shoe store analogy, this short video by OCALI provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning.