Module 6: Understanding


Basic Methods of Instruction

1.Kinds of Learning
2.Invariant Tasks
3.Concept Classification
4.Procedure Using
5.Principle Using
7.Generic Skills

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A Development Procedure

1. Pick a concept that needs to be understood (needs analysis and content analysis).

2. Pick which relationships constitute the important dimensions of understanding for that concept (needs analysis and content analysis).

3. Identify which of those relationships have not already been acquired by the learners, and list them as new relationships to be taught (learner analysis).

4. Pick the best "objects" (ideas which are related to the idea of interest by each relationship) for each new relationship (e.g. what you compare and contrast the main concept with).

5. Identify which of those objects have not already been acquired by the learners, and list them as new objects to be taught (learner analysis).

6. Design a sequence for teaching the new objects and relationships.

7. Design a strategy (or approach) for teaching the whole understanding.

8. Design the tactics (e.g. comparison/contrast, analogy) for teaching each dimension of understanding.


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This file was last updated on March 10, 1999 by Byungro Lim
Copyright 1999, Charles M. Reigeluth