Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


Date of this Version

April 1990


Published in The Journal of Agricultural Education, volume 31 (1990), pages 12-16. Used by permission.
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Teachers constantly face the decision of how to design instruction which will best meet the needs of the learner. These decisions include selecting methods and techniques. The selection process requires not only that the teacher be aware of how to use various techniques, but that he/she know which types of students learn best with various techniques, which techniques should be used under various conditions and what levels or types of information can best be learned using various techniques.