Sunday, 2 July 2017

Discovery learning

"What individual teachers do in class is pivotal for student learning, with teaching variables including the teaching models used accounting for 30% of the differential in student achievement. Research has found that teaching variables are more influential on student achievement than background measures such as socio-economic status."

"In Australia, it was found that differences between classrooms within schools were greater than differences between schools. Students in classes with very effective teachers for three years in a row achieved 50% more learning than those in classes with ineffective teachers over the same period."

"There are essentially two approaches to teaching. The first is ‘explicit’ or ‘direct’ I tell you and the second is ‘discovery’ or ‘inquiry’ you find out for yourself..."

"There is a strong body of research supporting a systematic, explicit approach generally, particularly when it involves learning new concepts and operations, and for students who struggle with learning. By contrast, approaches that are student-led, unsystematic, and rely largely on personal discovery have not been supported by evidence."

John Hattie on inquiry-based learning

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