Children learn best when learning is interactive, practical and enjoyable. Teachers should use a wide variety of teaching methods, balancing whole class, group and individual activities, to engage their pupils in effective learning.
Including a broader range of pedagogical techniques will help pupils to develop for themselves positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning.
Openness to new ideas
Concern for others
The Northern Ireland Curriculum’s focus on skills requires that teaching methods take into account how pupils receive and assimilate what they learn.