OverviewEffective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from research and practice, fifth edition, provides a practical overview of nine common teaching strategies used in all levels of education and training from early childhood through to higher education. Four introductory chapters provide a strong theoretical base for quality teaching and learning. These ideas are then applied through chapters devoted to different teaching strategies: direct instruction, discussion, small-group work, cooperative learning, problem solving, student research, role-play, case study and student writing. Chapters describe each of the strategies in detail and outline when, why and how they might be used. Guidelines are given for planning lessons based on each strategy, for implementing those lessons effectively and for evaluating the effectiveness of each strategy. This edition includes even more suggestions for using ICT as an integral part of teaching and learning, broadening perspectives on how each teaching strategy may be used. Each chapter includes numerous examples from a wide range of subject areas and activities that help readers to relate the ideas to their own teaching experience. Questions throughout prompt readers to be reflective and to consider the implications of their teaching decisions.