Finally! – We (Joseph Bergin, Jutta Eckstein, Markus Völter, Marianna Sipos, Eugene Wallingford, Klaus Marquardt, Jane Chandler, Helen Sharp, Mary Lynn Manns) published our collection of pedagogical patterns – our collected advice for educators!
The pedagogical patterns project is working on collecting many types of patterns that can help teachers teach and students learn. For professional educators, these patterns may seem obvious, even trivial, because they have used them so often. But for those newer to teaching, they offer a way for experienced teachers to pass on their experiences.
- Teaching from Different Perspectives: This collection focuses on teaching from a wider perspective.
- Feedback patterns: This collection focuses on providing and obtaining feedback.
- Patterns for Experiential Learning: This collection focuses on experiential learning. They focus on what is needed to learn by experimentation and by drawing on the students own experiences.
- Patterns for Gaining Different Perspectives: This collection consists of patterns that deal with the diversity of instructional techniques. Different learners learn differently, and so the effective instructor must be able to help students encounter material in different ways.
- Patterns for Active Learning: This collection focuses on engaging the students and keeping them active.