on the premise that cognition (learning) is the result of "mental construction."
In other words, students learn by fitting new information together with what they
Also referred to as: student-centered,""child-centered," "learner-centered," "discovery-based," "self-directed,"
Definition: Direct instruction by a teacher employing objectives and lesson plans related to an overall curriculum guide in order to teach specific content, customarily using the lecture method. Knowledge is in possession of the instructor.explicit teaching
Also referred to as: "direct instruction," "masterylearning," "explicit teaching," or "precision teaching,"
Direct Instruction Models
Direct Instruction: Robert Slavin's Model
For an excellent overview
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