Effective Practice D.2: Curricula and practices that have proven to be effective in specific disciplines are employed. Just as ongoing research informs the development of theory and practice for effective teaching and learning in general, similar work continues to advance recommendations for discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical approaches that work for developmental learners.
The following strategies were cited in the literature review as promoting this effective practice. Determine the extent to which your institution uses these strategies by completing the table below. Specify ALL levels at which the strategy exists/occurs by listing the programs and/or departments which employ the strategy. If the strategy is employed consistently throughout the institution, indicate “institution-wide.” If the strategy is not currently employed by your institution, simply indicate “does not occur.”
Integrated Reading and Writing-- English/Reading 846
D.2.2 Developmental courses/programs implement effective curricula and practices for mathematics (e.g., addressing environmental factors, problem-based learning, small group instruction, contextual learning, appropriate use of technology, and learning labs).