Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education


Date of this Version



Teaching Excellence: Toward the Best in the Academy (1995-1996) 7(5)


Copyright 1996, Anthony F. Grasha. Used by permission


Teaching with style demands that instructors explore "Who I am as a teacher?" and "What do I want to become?" The integrated model provides one vehicle for doing so. The payoff is that we move away from blindly teaching as we were taught or simply repeating how we taught the course the last time. Instead. instructional strategies become grounded in a conceptual base of knowledge about teaching and learning styles. Like scholarly methods in our disciplines, instructional strategies then begin to serve broader philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual goals.