The following sections provide a wide variety of resources for improving teaching, curriculum development, student management, the application of educational technology and other aspects of learning with emphasis on faculty support and development. The resources are organized by; Learning Theory, Learning Approaches, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods and a collection of Resources for Teaching. There are numerous links and many of the webpages and articles include references or links to additional materials addressing learning and faculty support. Also included in this section is a list and description of books and materials located in the Fairchild Research and Information Center at Maxwell AFB supporting learning and faculty development.
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The following resources provide an introduction to some of the major learning theories for education.
This section provides ideas and methods for various styles or modalities of teaching and learning. Each learner has a preferred style of learning which, if possible, should be addressed to make learning most effective. In addition, the subject or domain for learning can also impact which style or method of teaching might be most appropriate for producing an effective learning experience.
"Instructional design refers to the systematic and reflective process of translating principles of learning and instruction into plans for instructional materials, activities, information resources, and evaluation" (Smith & Ragan, Instructional Design, 2nd Ed, Wiley, 1999). In other words, it is the process where educators determine how best to teach a lesson or course while guided by a set of education principles.
How to Teach (Stand-up, facilitation, preparation, techniques)
This section provides ideas, techniques and methods for operating and teaching in the learning environment, either in the classroom or online.
Teaching Resources (Assessments, Surveys, Critical Thinking)
This section provides teaching resources in the form of tools, tips, templates and methods to support various teaching activities.
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