There’s a fair bit of discussion out there about different teaching styles these days. We talk about flipped classrooms, 21st Century Learning, PBL, Challenge-Based Learning, and all of that grey area in between (which is, realistically, where most of our classrooms find themselves these days). So what IS the difference between a ‘traditional’ teaching and learning style and most of the more contemporary versions? Take a look at this handy infographic for a visual look at what has changed.
- ‘Traditional’ (here) means centrally dictated, curriculum based teaching.
- “Contemporary” (here) means teacher driven, student-centric teaching.
- Traditional teaching focuses on short term recall, and is highly focused on measurability.
- Contemporary teaching focuses on students taking ownership of their learning and using real, useful materials.
Click image below to enlarge – it’s quite huge!