Objective: In Chapter 1, Hooks spoke of the general profession of teaching and the fact that the most effective teaching methods encourage participation from students. This lesson will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of several instructional methods used by teachers.
1) Class Discussion: Hooks speaks about the use of a variety of teaching methods to encourage class participation. Discuss with the class the methods of traditional teaching and liberal teaching. What does Hooks say are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the direct teaching method as opposed to more liberal teaching styles?
2) Writing Assignment: Students will select one of the teaching styles mentioned (traditional or liberal) and write a lesson plan that outlines how they will deliver the lesson plan, using the specified method. For example, if a student decides to use the traditional teaching method to teach a history lesson about World War I, they may state...
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