Approaches to Instructional Supervision Analytical Essay by scribbler

Approaches to Instructional Supervision
A look at how instructors can best reach their students.
# 151705 | 1,114 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2012 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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This paper examines the most effective methods teachers may use to impact their students' learning, based on four approaches to instructional supervision. First, the paper describes the construct of Professional Development which states that versatility and intuition may be gained by instructors over time and with the proper guidance. Next, the paper cites Professional Development, which attempts to provide the instructor with sufficient knowledge of instructional avenues, approaches and innovations that the teacher can select according to the needs made appropriate by the setting. Then, the paper explores Curricular Development, which focuses on instruction through the lesson plan. Finally, the paper presents and examines the drawback to each of these instructional approaches.

From the Paper:

"To this end, Group Development is a method of instructional supervision which is increasingly taking greater precedence in school contexts where the imperative for collaborative teaching approaches are becoming a more accepted educational approach. According to the text by Blase, "many of today's successful schools are fast becoming centers of shared inquiry and decision making; teachers are moving toward a collective--not an individual--practice of teaching. They are collaborating with each other and with supervisors in a 'kind of mutual nudging in the profoundly cooperative search for answers.'" (Blase, 3-4) This underscores the greatest benefit of Group Development, which offers educators the opportunity to share in one another's wisdom, experience and insight. By collecting the perspectives of a host of qualified and interested parties, it is possible to begin to present students with a curricular perspective that is as nuanced and diverse as the student body itself. By contrast, a notable drawback to this mode of instructional supervision is that it declines to offer the individual attention that some evolving professionals will demand in order to glean needed knowledge from instructional settings.
"The construct of Professional Development seems of particular use to our discussion as it describes the versatility ..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blase, D. (2003). The Craft of Teacher Supervision. Sage Publications.

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