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Adult Education Dictionary: Teaching Method/Technique

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Support Services   Various strategies and programs intended to assist students in reaching learning and performance goals and outcomes. Examples of academic support: tutoring,...  
Synchronous Learning   Synchronous learning is a learning event that is delivered in real time to the learner. It includes immediate, two-way communication between participants...  
Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL)  The Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Center, is funded at the American Institutes for Reasearch (AIR)by the U.S. Department of Education’s...  
Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK)  Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge(TPACK) is a model for the three areas of knowledge teachers need to have in order to teach in a 21st...  
Total Physical Response (TPR)  TPR is a teaching technique that enables learners to acquire new English vocabulary by listening to and carrying out spoken commands. In TPR activities,...  
Transition services   Those support services specifically designed to facilitate students' transitions from one level of education to another, from education to the workforce,...  
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  Universal Design for Learning (UDL), also known as UD and universal design for instruction, is an educational approach that stresses "flexible goals,...  
Vocational Adult Basic Education (VABE)  VABE has a goal of achieving an academic level that will allow participants to succeed in the vocational training program of their choice....  
Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)  VESL focuses on the English skills necessary in a particular occupation or vocational area. There is often collaboration between vocational and VESL instructors...  
Web 2.0   "Web 2.0 is the term given to describe a second generation of the World Wide Web that is focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information...  
Whole Language   A philosophy and instructional strategy that emphasizes reading for meaning and in context. Although teachers may give phonics lessons to individual students...  
Whole Language Approach   Method of integrating language arts "across the curriculum" that uses the real literature of various age groups and subject fields to promote literacy...  
Wiki   "A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified web markup language...  
Word Analysis   Word analysis includes phonics as well as other methods for decoding or spelling words such as sight word recognition, use of context cues, dictionary...  
Word Patterns   Word patterns are familiar letter grouping to help recognize parts of words....  
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