Teaching is a type of interpersonal influence intended to change the behavior or thought process of another person. It can happen in many different settings and in many different ways. You can teach math by doing problems, or you can teach kindness simply by being kind.
Teaching is not just about communicating facts or rules, but is a process of having an individual think and understand. We strive to empower instructors by helping them develop a deep understanding of how students learn, so that they can effectively apply and adapt teaching strategies to meet their learner’s needs. The purpose this section is to present current research and theory on learning in a way that can inform and guide effective teaching practices.
There are a set of principles that can make teaching both more effective and more efficient. These principles include: