Teaching strategies based on evidence
- Case-based learning: This is a method of problem-solving that involves learners in analysing real-life situations. It promotes clinical reasoning, critical thinking and decision making. This approach fosters cognitive development, and is compatible with visual learners’ learning styles. You can choose case studies that are from different age groups, or even ethnicities to help you implement culturally diverse and generational lessons.
- Simulator-based learning is a method that simulates real-world situations in order to give learners hands-on experience. It also helps improve their psychomotor skills. This method fosters the development of psychomotor skills, and it aligns well with the learning style for kinesthetic learners. You can create scenarios that are appropriate for different cultural backgrounds and age groups to implement culturally and generational lessons.
- Peer teaching is when learners are assigned to evaluate and teach each other. This approach promotes positive affective development through teamwork and collaboration. It also encourages communication and leadership. It is compatible with social learning. Learners can be placed in pairs based upon their ethnicity or cultural backgrounds to implement culturally and generational lessons.
- Flipped classroom: This involves moving lecture-based content onto an online platform and using face-to–face time to engage in interactive and hands-on activity. It promotes cognitive growth by encouraging self-directed learning, inquiry based learning, as well as information processing skills. It is compatible with auditory and visually-oriented learners. Online resources can be used to implement culturally and generationally diverse lessons. They are available in a variety of formats and offer activities that suit different ages and cultures.
- Gamification refers to the incorporation of games such as rewards, competition, feedback, and reward systems into learning processes in order to improve learner motivation and retention. It promotes emotional development through promoting creativity, enthusiasm, problem solving, resilience, and creativity. It is compatible with both visual and auditory learners. Games can be chosen that appeal to various age groups and cultural backgrounds in order to implement lessons across generations.
This teaching strategy encourages the learning of different subjects by engaging learners in active learning and feedback. Case-based learning strategies and flipped classroom strategies promote cognitive development, while simulation-based learning fosters psychomotor development and peer teaching encourages affective development. These strategies are flexible and adaptable to different learning styles, offering a variety of learning methods. You can use them to teach culturally relevant lessons to all generations by choosing appropriate scenarios and resources.