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Teaching method is the way an instructor will convey the subject matter to a student to facilitate mastery of the learner objective.

Examples of teaching methods include lecturing, demonstration, collaboration, and discussion.

Resources used to present subject matter may be indicated to clarify teaching method but do not stand alone as teaching methods. For example:

Sample ResourceSample Teaching Method
“How to cite sources” slidesLecture – How to cite sources (slides)
“Sample citations” handoutDemonstration – Constructing a proper citation (handout – sample citations)


“Citing YouTube” videoDiscussion – What are some challenges with using internet-based references? (video – “How to Cite Your YouTube Video.”)