Innovations in Teaching. Ann Downer, EdD, Director I-TECH (the International AETC). Innovation. …change that creates a new dimension of performance ( Drucker, 2002 ) …the successful exploitation of new ideas ( Dept. of Trade and Industry, UK )
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Ann Downer, EdD, Director
I-TECH (the International AETC)
…the successful exploitation of new ideas
…a creative idea that is realized
As a result of this session, participants will:
be more likely to plan and facilitate teaching designed to impact 3 domains of learning;
select teaching methods with greater knowledge of evidence for their use; and
apply at least one new idea from the session to their next teaching assignment.Objectives
Comprehension: understanding; the ability to interpret and explain information
Application: the ability to use information to solve problems and create new approaches
Analysis: ability to break down information; to categorize and recognize patterns
Synthesis: ability to bring together sets of information to create or invent solutions to problems
Evaluation: ability to make a judgment based upon evidenceCognitive Domain1
2Krathwohl, D.R., Bloom, B.S., and Masia, B.B. (1964)
Set: becoming mentally prepared to perform the task
Guided Response: performing a task with assistance
3Rothwell and Kazanas (1989)
Mechanism: acting without assistance
Complex Overt Response: performing automatically with facility and habituallyPsychomotor Domain3
Much educational practice is uninspired and results in:
Effective education provides foundation for understanding experience and developing wisdom.
Ability to integrate new information into existing body of knowledge is most important factor for assuring transfer of learning from classroom to application in the real world
What are bodies of knowledge?
Experts are better able to see patterns, relationships, and discrepancies where the novice sees unrelated pieces of information.
Application knowledge is most important factor for assuring transfer of learning from classroom to application in the real world