Direct instruction is better than inquiry learning

26 Feb

So says this report. Here is a media account.

“Often derided as “drill and kill” or making children “parrot” what is being taught, the UK report and other research suggests that memorization and rote learning are important classroom strategies, which all teachers should be familiar with.”



One Response to “Direct instruction is better than inquiry learning”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol February 27, 2016 at 3:00 am #

    While we’re on this subject, I’m still grateful for having to memorize the multiplication table when I was in elementary school

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