Teaching & Learning Techniques

  • Introduction
    Building a world resource of 101 best teaching and learning techniques.

Socratic Method

Other Methods 

Additional Techniques Worth Using

  • Engaging Your Genius — How to bring your hidden capabilities on-line.
  • Beyond Teaching and Learning, Chapter 1, free on the Project Renaissance website.
  • Toolbuilder — directly an enhanced learning technique in its own right, Toolbuilder has the further advantage of being the major source of many new techniques of effective learning, teaching, training and childraising.
  • Five Terrific Tips for Students — the keys to effective and successful learning and performance, in school and in life, presented in capsule form.
  • See also The Socratic Continuum for a good overall orientation on what makes these techniques work so well.
  • Winsights, Part 16. “How to See with Artistic Eyes” — Techniques to activate your beauty-perceiving faculties. (July 1997)
  • Winsights, Part 17. “Some New Methods” — Procedures to develop learning, perception and conceptual abilities in young children. (August 1997)
  • Winsights, Part 20. “A Little Something You Can Do for Your Own Children” — “The World Next Door” process for accelerated learning. Continued from Part 18. (May 1998)
  • Winsights, Part 24. “Artist’s Eyes” — An artist’s developmental technique can integrate brain circuitry and build visual detail skills, and be used to develop and work with metaphor. (Techniques very different from those given in Part 16.) (September 1998)
  • Winsights, Part 27. “Readiness” — Feedback and the growth of children. Describes the Babble-Back Machine to enhance the verbal intelligence of very young children. Downloadable software version available. (March 1999)
  • Winsights, Part 33. “Add Depth and Richness to Every Facet of Our Mutual Lives” — Empower interactive learning methods by teaching listening first. (September 1999)
  • Winsights, Part 37. “The Game of Gotcha” — A method for teaching how to turn non-zero-sum games into win-win results. (January 2000)
  • Winsights, Part 51. “Proposed Experiment in Concretized Learning” — A method for accelerating the learning of a second or foreign language. (June/July 2001)
  • Winsights, Part 52. “Final Exams” — A special brainstorming procedure for teachers and trainers that makes a truly wonderful way to review much of the contents and context of a course. (August 2001)
  • Winsights, Part 58. “The Art Studies Technique” — Observing details and sketching them in different representational styles can help accelerate learning and improve general problem-solving. (April 2002)
  • Winsights, Part 80. “Teaching a Six-Year-Old Multiplication and Division” — Guest article by Conrad Cook of how his nephew learned advanced math operations in half an hour. (January/February 2005)
  • The Stream, April 2005. “To Tutor Your Classmates” — a core set of techniques to help your fellow students gain deeper understanding of any subject, while strengthening your own proficiencies as well.