What are instructional strategies?

Instructional strategies refer to the various methods, techniques, and approaches used by teachers or educators to facilitate learning and engage students in the educational process. These strategies are designed to support the instructional goals and objectives and enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Instructional strategies can be applied in different educational settings, such as schools, colleges, universities, or even in online learning environments.

In simple words, instructional strategies are the methods teachers use to achieve learning objectives, and they are also known as teaching/learning strategies.

Students in a Tippie classroom

TILE classrooms

TILE classrooms are characterized by their flexible layout and technology integration, which support interactive and collaborative learning experiences. 

Tippie students in the classroom

HyFlex Strategy

Accommodate diverse learning preferences, schedules, and situations by offering multiple pathways for students to engage with the course content.

Students working on a project

Flipped classroom

Students are introduced to new content outside of the classroom, typically through pre-recorded videos, readings, or online resources, which they can access at their own pace. 

Professor and student in class

Student-centered strategy

The instructor serves as a facilitator and guide, supporting and guiding learners as they explore and construct knowledge.