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The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction
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The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction

  • Greg Ashman - Teacher and education blogger, Australia


February 2021 | 152 pages | Corwin UK

Direct instruction and explicit teaching can offer you a shorter, straighter route to developing effective learning in your classroom.

In this smart and accessible book, Greg Ashman explores how you can harness the potential of these often misunderstood and misapplied teaching methods to achieve positive learning outcomes for the students you teach.

It investigates key foundational principles, combined with thoughtful commentary on what these mean in classroom practice and an examination of relevant research and theories from cognitive psychology that substantiate these approaches to teaching and learning.


 
Chapter 1: On the shoulders of giants
 
Chapter 2: Direct and explicit
 
Chapter 3: Bottom up or top down
 
Chapter 4: What kind of monster treats all children the same
 
Chapter 5: Thinking outside the box
 
Chapter 6: Halfway up a ladder
 
Chapter 7: The giant shrugs

This book includes many positive characteristics but some key claims rest on weak scholarship and are unfounded. Primarily this relates to the promotion of direct instruction (explicit instruction) as if the evidence base was robust and conclusive, which it is not. Also, the book is flawed because it promotes direct instruction as if that is all a teacher needs in their repertoire of approaches.

Dr Pete Boyd
Faculty of Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
December 23, 2021

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