The structure of the Spectrum stems from the initial premise that teaching behavior is a chain of decision making. All teaching approaches consist of learning objectives, teacher and learner decisions, and learning outcomes.
The clustering of specific sets of decisions creates significantly different teaching and learning experience called landmark styles. Each style decisions support specific objectives in subject matter and behavior.
Learning results when development occurs along the various pathways through which we all progress. The universal human pathways include: physical, social, emotional, cognitive, ethical, mindfulness, and sexuality.
The Spectrum styles identify the learning relationships of one landmark style to another. The canopies show the relationship and the closest learning association of any teaching event to the landmark styles.
The Components of Teaching are the inherent categories that all teaching episodes use to construct a teaching episode. The Components of Teaching is the base content knowledge in teaching.
It is 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 classrooms around the world.discover the beginning
Teaching Behavior is a Chain of Decision Making
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