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Teaching methods for learning outcomes

Tom Bourner (Principal Lecturer in the Centre for Management Development, University of Brighton, UK)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 December 1997



Focuses on learning outcomes in debates on teaching methods in higher education (HE). Presents six core learning outcomes and ten common teaching methods for each of the learning outcomes. Concludes that the search for any universally best teaching method is bound to be fruitless and should give way to the search for better ways of achieving particular learning outcomes. Recommends the widening of the repertoire of teaching methods available to academic staff as a means of diminishing the severity of the trade‐off between teaching effectiveness and teaching efficiency as the unit of teaching resource continues to fall.



Bourner, T. (1997), "Teaching methods for learning outcomes", Education + Training, Vol. 39 No. 9, pp. 344-348.




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