Monday, May 10, 2010

What's Direct Instruction? (was Re: NCLB Worries Scientists) #2

Some blog followers might be interested in a post of the above title. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: In response to my post "Re: NCLB Worries Scientists," which included reference to "Will the No Child Left Behind Act Promote Direct Instruction of Science?" [Hake (2005)], Chemed-L's “Scitch” wrote (paraphrasing): " 'Direct Instruction' has a very specific meaning in K-12 education, is not 'pure lecture,' and has been defined by John Hattie (2008) in 'Visible Learning'." I disagree with Scitch that there is any general agreement in K-12 or elsewhere on the meaning of either "Direct Instruction" or "direct instruction." Instead, I agree with Klahr and Li that “those engaged in discussions about implications and applications of educational research [should] focus on clearly defined instructional methods and procedures, rather than vague labels and outmoded '-isms.' ”


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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University

Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands

President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII)

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Hake, R.R. 2010. "What's Direct Instruction? (was Re: NCLB Worries Scientists) #2" online on the OPEN! NetGold archives at . Post of 10 May 2010 19:22-0700 to NetGold.

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