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!