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Maiorana, V. P. (2018). You’re teaching subject matter wrong. Education Week, January 2, 2018. Rote instruction won’t cut it anymore in our fast-paced world; it’s time for critical instruction, writes …


  • Maiorana, V.P. (2018) – Strong evidence: the impact of roteism instruction on teacher education, and school and college teaching and learning. Based on Chapter 6 – Evidence of How the Issues Bock Critical Instruction and Learning, in Maiorana, V.P. (2015). Fixing Instruction – Resolving Major Issues with a Core Body of Knowledge for Critical Instruction. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield.
  • Maiorana, V.P. (2007) – Subject Matter DNA. Long Island Education Review, The Long Island Education Review. Spring, 2007.
  • Maiorana, V.P. (1985) “The Critical Thinking Dimension of John Dewey and Its Impact on Teaching,” Educational Dimensions. N.Y. State Association of Two-Year Colleges. Educational Dimensions, Issue Five …
  • 1985 – Procognitive Individualized Instruction. VP Maiorana – 1985 – ERIC ABSTRACT The facts and ideas of subject matter are of little or no value unless such facts
    and ideas are used to promote thoughtful discourse. Those who teach with this idea in mind
    can be said to be thinking-skills centered or procognitive; those who teach without this idea
  • An Instructional Design Innovation: Why not Use Systems Analysis to Teach Systems Analysis?VP Maiorana – Journal of Computer Information Systems, 1985 – Taylor & Francis Victor P. Maiorana (2016) An Instructional Design Innovation: Why not Use Systems Analysis to Teach Systems Analysis?, Journal of Computer Information Systems, 26:1, 1-3, DOI: 10.1080/08874417.1985.11646777Viewed psychologically and not simply linearly [ie, as output-input-process) the cycle is the essence of systems analysis problem solving cycle itself, data flow diagrams, systems flowcharts, or structured
    English, the IPO paradigm [which as mentioned above is actually thought of as OIP) is at the…
  • Maiorana, V. P. (1998). Cognitive Grammar – An International Language for Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing. Language and Communication in the New Century. The American Society of Geolinguistics, New York.
  • Maiorana, V. P. (1996). “A Constructed Grammar of Subject Matter.” Constructed Languages and Language Construction. The American Society of Geolinguistics, New York.
  • Maiorana, V. P. (1993). Language and the Analytical Classroom. Language in Contemporary Society. The American Society of Geolinguistics, New Yolrk.
  • Maiorana, V. P. (1991). Purposeful and Transformational Teaching and Learning. On Long Island – Telecare TV Channel, Television interview with Fr. Thomas Hartman, spring, 1991, Garden City, New York.
  • Maiorana, V. P. (1991) “The University Classroom of the Future, Teaching that Matches the Challenge of Change.” A paper delivered at the International Conference on The Future of the University: The Challenge of Change in Europe and America, University of Perugia, Parma, Italy, September 20, 1991. Published in 1991: “L’insegamento visuale: un’ innovazione per tutti.” L’Universita. Periodico D’Informazione Della ‘Ateneo Di Perugia. Anno IX – N.10, Ottobre, 1991.
  • Maior ana, V.P. (1990). “Reinventing the Profession by Teaching Subject Matter and Critical Thinking at the Same time.” In conference proceedings Teaching as a Creative Activity, The International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives, Indianapolis, October 1990.
  • Maiorana, V.P. (1985). “How to Spark Interest and Promote Original Work in Term Paper Assignments.” Queensborough Review – A Journal About Writing, Spring, 1985.