Video title: Boring Economics Teacher
Topic(s): When learning styles and teaching styles conflict
Search terms: boring economics teacher Ferris
Time (of video): 1:14
Posted by: angelabroz87
Date posted: February 7, 2010
Video description: Ben Stein plays an economics teacher in the 1980’s classic film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. How would you do in his class?
Question/writing prompt to discuss: Instructors tend to teach in ways that fit their own learning styles. What teaching style is being used in this economics class? How do the students react?
Adjusting Learning Styles Objective: Students appreciate the benefits of a good fit between learning and teaching styles.
Show the video and get students thinking about teaching styles.
- How could a student learn about teaching styles of a particular instructor prior to taking a class?
- In some cases, no alternative to a particular instructor might be available. How can students make adjustments to their learning styles to handle a conflict with an instructor’s teaching style?
- Emphasize the value of a student being flexible in a less-than-ideal class situation. What benefits might result from such flexibility?