What is the Fact or Opinion Strategy?

What is the Fact or Opinion Strategy?

The Fact or Opinion strategy teaches students to differentiate a fact from an opinion. This strategy is valuable to a student’s learning process as it facilitates evidence based learning and encourages them to be analytical in their reading and listening skills.
Defining Fact and Opinion:
Students are taught that “a fact” is an “actuality” i.e. an existence […]

How Can I Use Clustering as a Strategy to Enhance Learning?

How Can I Use Clustering as a Strategy to Enhance Learning?

As a strategy, clustering can be used to facilitate sharing of information, to seek out links, connections or patterns between various facts and statements through discussion and analysis and consensus-seeking. Students are instructed to assemble, group or categorize similar information into various clusters, thus promoting active learning. Here are five interactive activities that promote the […]

How can I Use Art Spirals to Facilitate Learning?

How can I Use Art Spirals to Facilitate Learning?

We have used different art and craft activities to promote learning in the classroom. Art spirals are the depiction of images or pictures on spiral pieces of paper. The art spiral activity can be introduced as an individual or group activity and can target skills like information processing (organizing, prioritizing and critical analysis of information), […]

What is Reciprocal Teaching?

What is Reciprocal Teaching?

Palinesar and Brown (1984) described Reciprocal Teaching as an instructional strategy that is “a dialogue between teachers and students for the purpose of jointly constructing the meaning of the text.” In this strategy, the role of “a teacher” is shared by both teacher and student, as they take turns in leading the discussion regarding the […]

How Can I Effectively Use the Note Check Strategy to Facilitate Learning in the Classroom?

How Can I Effectively Use the Note Check Strategy to Facilitate Learning in the Classroom?

Note check is a pedagogic strategy that facilitates learning within the classroom. In this strategy, students are instructed to pair up and review, discuss and compare their notes with each other. The aim of the strategy is to help students develop good note taking skills, summarize key information and clarify misconceptions through discussions with partners […]

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