Good classroom instruction is not an art form but rather the result of professional teaching competences that can be learned. What good teachers do during class has been the subject of intense teaching research: They challenge their pupils to contemplate issues, they support individual learning processes, they observe the progress their pupils make, they use the information garnered from the learning process to prepare further didactics, and they lead the class in a way that prevents interruptions and disruptions. In this volume Andreas Gold shows us how these characteristics of good-quality instruction can be realized by using various methods and social forms - and that these characteristics tell us more about successful teaching than any rankings or meta-analyses ever could. A new magic formula is not revealed in this book; rather, it provides a well-organized and summary assessment of the present scientific state of the art of our knowledge about the classroom instruction techniques used by successful teachers from the point of view of educational psychology.
Dr. Andreas Gold ist Professor für Pädagogische Psychologie am Institut für Psychologie der Universität Frankfurt/Main.