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Direct Instruction

Scope Note: 
Instructional method where the principal content to be learned is presented directly to the learner by an instructor. Contrasts with approaches such as discovery learning, where the content must be independently discovered by the learner. Direct instruction is often characterized by carefully structured lessons, clearly defined teaching activities, and constant student evaluation in order to provide feedback and corrective instruction. Prior to 2004, this concept may have been indexed under the Identifier "Direct Instruction."
Category: Educational Process: Classroom Perspectives
Broader Terms
Teaching Methods
Narrower Terms
Related Terms
Demonstrations (Educational)
Feedback (Response)
Lecture Method
Sequential Approach
Student Evaluation
Task Analysis
Teacher Role
Added to ERIC: 7/8/2008