Dimension 2: Instruction Focus – Descriptions of or Discussion about

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Dimension 2: Focus of the Lesson

Instructors decide whether give to priority (2a) to descriptions of the content or (2b) to discussions about the lesson. Descriptions of a lesson enumerate and emphasize how learners meet criterion. Discussion about a lesson include explanations, opinions, and reasons for the criterion and steps to meet it.

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Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.