Teachers should be well versed in a variety of different teaching methods, to enable them to maintain student interest and aid the learning process.   The method chosen will depend on a number of different factors, such as the nature of the subject, available resources, time constraints and any required student participation etc.   The correct selection and combination, of the most appropriate strategies are of paramount importance, if we are to create the optimum-learning environment for any specific subject covered.


The aim of this assignment is to discus various different teaching strategies and the importance of knowing the advantages and disadvantages involved.

There are many teaching strategies, which can be employed by the trainer and each teacher will have their own favourite combination.   Amongst these are the following.

    • Lesson
    • Lectures
    • Demonstration
    • Discussion
    • Role play
    • Independent study
    • Brainstorming
    • Individual and group tutorials
    • Individual projects and assignments
    • Individual and group de-briefs

As with many things all of the above have both advantages and disadvantages, according to the specific training package being delivered.   Within my own teaching environment I use most of the above, however I favour and extensively use some, more than others.   I will now cover the teaching strategies most commonly used by myself.   You will see that the method I employ involves using a combination of the above.


For the majority of the training courses I deliver, the student is provided with a comprehensive pre-read information pack.   This pack covers all lesson notes to be covered within the course.   The student will normally have a four-week period to read and research these lesson notes prior to attending the course.   These lesson notes also form a complete training manual for the student to retain following the...