Key Resource: Using explaining and Demonstrating to Assist Learning

Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, The Open University (2016) Key Resource: Using explaining and Demonstrating to Assist Learning. [Teaching/Learning Resource]

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Explaining is the giving of understanding to another. Demonstrations are ways of assisting the explanation process by using artefacts or other methods to show pupils something so that they understand it better. An explanation used in a lesson can help pupils to understand:
concepts or ideas – including those that are new or unfamiliar to pupils,for example density’ or ‘volume’; cause and effect – rain is caused by air cooling, a flat battery means the car won’t start; processes – how things work, how people and animals behave; relationships – between people, things and events: the role of grandparents in a family, why flies are insects and spiders are not, the common features of important yearly festivals. To explain well, you, the teacher, have to understand the subject matter well (what is to be taught). For example, if you do not understand that a spider is not an insect, neither will your pupils.

Item Type: Teaching/Learning Resource
Learning outcomes: By using artefacts or other methods to show pupils understand it better.
Search terms: Open Educational Resources (OER), Explaining and Demonstrating
Subjects: Education-Traditional and online learning
Level: Subject Resources > Teacher Education
Program: Using explaining and demonstrating to assist learning
Access: Open
Depositing User: COL Staff
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 03:59
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2021 12:16

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