Improving Teaching Effectiveness

IDEA: Improving Teaching EffectivenessTeaching styles and methods are strongly associated with specific learning objectives in the IDEA database. Instructors can target specific learning objectives to improve the progress on relevant objectives. A list of specific teaching methods and styles are identified on page 3 of the IDEA Diagnostic Form Report. The report indicates which teaching methods or styles are associated with progress on the relevant learning objectives and whether the specific method/style is: “Strength to retain,” “Retain current use or consider increasing,” “Consider increasing use,” OR “Not relevant to objectives selected.”

Additional Resources

  • For research on how teaching styles correspond with learning objectives:Research Report 4
  • For research on how teaching methods correspond with progress on general education outcomes:Research Report 9 
  • For research on how teaching approaches correspond with learning objectives: Research Report 1