Top six modern teaching methods in education

19th July 2021

Top six modern teaching methods in education

Teaching in education is constantly changing to adapt to the requirements of classes or students as well as the latest technologies. We have pulled together a list of modern teaching methods that have been thriving in universities, colleges, and schools.

  1. Collaborative learning

Collaborative learning is when learners work in groups to combine their knowledge on a subject. This type of teaching method is ideal for revising topics before assessments as students tend to perform better in tests as they have better retention.

Read our blog to find out what collaborative learning is as well as the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative learning.

  1. Project based learning

Project based learning is a teaching method that uses real-life activities to encourage students to learn by doing with the teacher acting as the mediator. As an active learning method, this learning tool usually involves solving a challenge or problem.

  1. Personalised learning

Personalised learning is learning that is personalised to that student. Personalised learning is a useful method of teaching or learning as it adapts to the student’s needs, strengths, and weaknesses to help them learn at their own pace. This style of learning is more likely to help students progress.  

  1. Flipped classrooms

Flipped learning or classrooms involve students being required to prepare before a class to assist with group activities during the lesson.

Find out more about what a flipped classroom is as well as the advantages and disadvantages of flipped classrooms.

  1. Bite-sized learning

According to a Microsoft study, our attention spans between 2000 and 2015 decreased by 4 seconds from 12 to 8 seconds. This attention span decrease has been mainly blamed on advances in technology such as smartphones. Bite-sized learning or nano-learning uses short, focused activities to help students learn followed by breaks to allow the learner to refocus.

  1. Experiential learning

Like project-based learning, experiential learning is an active learning method that puts students in real-world situations that engage students by providing experiences. Some examples include field work or role-playing.