Centre for Independent Studies: 'Enquiry-based learning isn't evidence-based'

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Centre for Independent Studies: 'Enquiry-based learning isn't evidence-based'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:56 am

This blog post is being flagged up via Twitter. It is an important issue as the teaching profession continues to get very different messages about the nature of teaching through their initial training and beyond.
https://www.cis.org.au/commentary/artic ... nce-based/

Enquiry-based learning isn’t evidence-based

Blaise Joseph

You have to wonder how many times something has to be tried before people stop calling it ‘innovative’ and ‘new’. Especially when it has fallen short of expectations as often as enquiry-based learning.

Decades of research has shown the student-centred approach — where there is a focus on students discovering new information for themselves with minimal structure and without teacher guidance — to be less effective than teacher-directed instruction.
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Re: Centre for Independent Studies: 'Enquiry-based learning isn't evidence-based'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:04 am

This is even a hot topic for the nature of provision in the 'early years' as can be shown by responses to the very controversial 'Bold Beginnings...' report published by Ofsted in England:

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