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2.2 DETERMINING A STRATEGY FOR INSTRUCTION

There are numerous ways whereby a teacher may facilitate learning in schools. J.G. Saylor, W. Alexander and A. J. Lewis have a very comprehensive catalogue of teaching models and include such strategies as lectures, discussion- questioning, viewing-listening, inquiry, instructional systems, programmed instruction, practice and drill, role-playing, simulations, community activities, group investigation, jurisprudential, independent learning and synectics.

Experience and research indicate that a variety of methods is important for effective teaching and therefore all teachers should have an effective repertoire of teaching- learning strategies. Unfortunately, there is also evidence to suggest that teachers use a narrow range of strategies, even though their teaching could be enhanced if they were to employ more methods.

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