Models of Teaching

Mr X’s IX class in Delhi has been studying the characteristics of various states in India. The students have collected data on size, population, types of industry, location and proximity to natural resources.

Working in groups, the students have collected information and summarized it on a series of charts now pasted around the room. Mr X tells his students ‘Today let’s try a series of exercises designed to help us understand the states better. I have identified a number of concepts that help us compare and contrast them. I am going to label our charts either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. If you look at the information we have, you will identify the ideas that I have in mind. I am going to start with a city that is ‘Yes’ and then one that ...

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