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Effective Teaching: A review of the literature

by Alma Harris
School Leadership & Management ()
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This article provides an overview of the research findings concerning effective teaching. The term 'effective teaching' is used in this article in a much broader sense than simply teacher behaviour, orwhat teachers are seen to do in the classroom. Instead, this article considers the managerial and organisational aspects of effective teaching, as well as the pedagogical processes. The article dividesthe research findings broadly into three categories: 'teaching effects'; 'models of teaching' and 'artistry'. While it is accepted that these are rather crude distinctions, it provides a means of summarisingthe vast literature on the subject. This review does not claim to be comprehensive, or definitive but is intended as a guide to the most important and influential research findings on effective teaching.

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