Demonstration Teaching Strategy
|The use of demonstration within the
Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom can provide great opportunity for
student learning. Students are allowed to explore and view new
learning tasks and ideas from a different perspective (teachers, guest
speakers, etc.). A good example could be to invite a community member
in to present their trade or expertise. On the Apple Learning
Interchange, there is a video of a woman who presented to a class her talent
of quilt-making. Her expertise was then connected to geometry, which
is the content area in focus.
Through demonstration, students can be encouraged to refine a skill or knowledge independently or through peer teaching.
A strategy that parallels concepts within the Demonstration Teaching Strategy is called Simulation. Throughout this section, resources for the strategy, examples and background information will be provided. Enjoy!