Instructional Strategies for Education

Hello! This Wiki is meant to be an informative reference to discuss four specific types of Instructional Strategies: Homework and Practice, Cooperative Learning, Group Projects and Thematic Instruction. We will explore these strategies in more depth and provide some additional information for you to research and read about 8 others as well. So let's get started!

Homework & Practice
Homework and Practice are ways for students to expand on their knowledge from the lessons recently learned and to reach the goal of mastering the material. They are beneficial to both the student and the teacher in knowing where the student level of understanding is and what needs to be practiced more and when the student has mastered that particular lesson. Homework and Practice are essential to the learning process and go hand in hand.

Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning in the classroom gives students a chance to work together and collaborate on different assignments and projects. Working in a small group is a great way to hear others ideas. It allows students to practice teamwork and cooperation. Cooperative Learning is also a great way for students to get help from their peers on areas they are struggling with. Many students benefit from working in small academic group.

**Group Projects**
Group Projects in the classroom greatly help students in what they will be doing later on in life. No matter what job career a student picks they will most likely be working with other people. Teacher do the same thing on a every day basis. Group projects help students learn how to work with one another and play off each other's strengths and weaknesses. It will allow students to get a chance to do something that will be doing in their life practically every day.

Thematic Instruction

Thematic Instructions are helpful especially when you introduce the students to networked technology. With thematic instructions is more about the students environment and interests so that the student would be opt to want to learn more. When you have students working in groups during the Thematic instruction, students will get a lot of information from each other. They will question each others ideas and they will listen to each others answers. They will get them to wan to learn more and build their interests from there.