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Muska Mosston

The Spectrum is a unified theory about teaching and learning behavior; a comprehensive framework for understanding the teaching/learning process. The Spectrum paradigm originated in the 1960s and has continued to be researched, developed, and implemented in the reality of classrooms around the world.

The mission of the Spectrum Institute for Teaching and Learning, a non-profit charitable organization, is to provide a center for people from around the world committed to improving education and schooling to come and work together. The central organizing theme undergirding the Institute, the reason for the Institute's existence, is to improve education through the Spectrum of Teaching Styles. The Spectrum Institute serves as a clearinghouse for information and research about various teaching and learning styles. The Institute is dedicated to the improvement of classroom learning through the understanding and implementation of quality alternative teaching-learning behaviors. Besides offering teachers a repertoire of alternative teaching and learning options from Command to Discovery, the Spectrum theory offers: a common language for dialogue that can lead to theoretically solid implementation practices; it provides a mechanism for change in education; and it provides a framework for valid and cumulative progress.

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