In-Person (Face-to Face)

Same Time, Same Location

The in-person teaching format expects that students and the teacher will be in the same place at the same time. It allows for a variety of teaching approaches, but restricts access to students who are not able to come to campus.

According to Ken Bain, “outstanding teachers...achieved remarkable success in helping their students learn in ways that made a sustained, substantial, and positive influence on how those students think, act, and feel.” (Bain, 2004, p. 5) They do this by knowing their subject extremely well, focusing on what students need to be able to do to apply the topic in real life and expecting students to show progress toward that goal, trusting that students can and will learn, and assessing their teaching strategies and continually strive to improve.

Key Principles for Success

In order to present a successful learning experience:

  • Identify the goal(s) of what students need to be able to do by the end of the class.
  • Prepare lessons to capture students’ attention to engage them in the learning process.
  • Understand where students currently are in their knowledge.
  • Make necessary adjustments for the next lesson.
  • Determine effectiveness of the learning.
  • Carry out the plan.

This process will repeat throughout the semester. The Dick and Carey (2022) Model of Instructional Design describes these steps as “analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.” (p. 6)

Learning Foundations

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