ERIC Number: EJ772214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Is Direct Instruction an Answer to the Right Question?
Educational Psychologist, v42 n2 p109-113 2007
Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006) make a general case for the effectiveness of a teaching method--direct instruction--without reference to any context of what it is that is being taught by whom and to whom. In so doing, they bypass what is arguably the most pressing concern facing educators--not how to teach students but what to teach them. An argument is made for the need to contemplate instructional methods within the broader context of instructional goals.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Environment, Curriculum, Educational Principles, Educational Strategies
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A