Tom Needham: 'Insights from Direct Instruction'

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Tom Needham: 'Insights from Direct Instruction'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:41 pm

Tom Needham's blog post about 'Direct Instruction' is worth reading and should give important food for thought:

Insights from Direct Instruction part 1

https://tomneedhamteach.wordpress.com/2 ... ssion=true

I have been teaching DI schemes for a couple of years now, having first been made aware of Engelmann’s work via Joe Kirby’s blog post https://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com/2 ... struction/, which gives an excellent overview of the theory, approach and research base that supports it. The evidence base behind DI is wide ranging and robust: multiple large scale studies have been conducted over the past fifty years, demonstrating DI’s effectiveness. This recent article gives some links: https://edexcellence.net/articles/direc ... curriculum. Kris Boulton has helpfully collated a number of resources and texts that explain the theory and evidence behind DI and you can find these here.


I love this:

2) ‘nothing is taught in one lesson. Instead, new concepts and skills are presented in two or three consecutive lessons to provide students with enough exposure to new material that they are able to use it in applications.’ p.12

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