A Model for the Structure of Instructional Strategies

Hurwitz, Dick
April 1985
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr1985, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p190
Academic Journal
A wide variety of instructional strategies have been identified for possible use in physical education. However, researchers have not been able to effectively compare the strategies and their effects on students and teachers. Nor have they been able to help teachers match strategies to given learning situations. The problems result from the lack of a widely accepted and useful model for the structure of instructional strategies. Such a model is proposed. According to this model, an instructional strategy has a macrostructure comprised of a series of eight different types of instructional steps in a particular sequence. Each step in an instructional strategy is further defined according to a number of variables, each of which has a particular value. The array of these values for an instructional strategy determines its micro-structure. Further study of the model is recommended to enhance its usefulness to teachers and researchers.


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