Guided instruction

Here’s a challenging (academic) paper that casts doubt upon many of the assumptions embedded in teacher training and professional development. Its conclusions are at odds with many of the ways we are told ‘how to teach’ by external consultants and courses gearing teachers towards ‘Ofsted lessons’. Would be interested in hearing what others think of it …

Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006). Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work:An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, 41(2), 75–86.

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