Strategic teaching is a complex activity that involves decision-making procedures about a particular class, a course or a whole curriculum, starting by analyzing key variables in the teaching situation (variables of instruction). These key variables consist of the learning objectives, the learner’s characteristics and the teacher’s instructional preferences. After analyzing these variables, the instructor can now make decisions about the content of the course, structure, assessment methods, and other vital components.
The process involved in planning a course is challenging. (Although ‘the course’ refers to the unit of analysis under discussion, the method of developing an instructional strategy works effectively for an entire curriculum or an individual class).