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Transformational Teaching: Theoretical Underpinnings, Basic Principles, and Core Methods.

Transformational Teaching: Theoretical Underpinnings, Basic Principles, and Core Methods.

Approaches to classroom instruction have evolved considerably over the past 50 years. This progress has been spurred by the development of several learning principles and methods of instruction, including active learning, student-centered learning, collaborative learning, experiential learning, and problem-based learning. Here we suggest that these seemingly different strategies share important underlying characteristics and can be viewed as complimentary components of a broader approach to classroom instruction called transformational teaching. We propose that these methods, when used together, may maximize students’ potential for intellectual and personal growth.

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