Saturday, September 29, 2007

Research on best teaching methods

From a 1998 Wash Times article:
What if the federal government spent $1 billion over nearly three decades to study thoroughly the question of which teaching method best instills knowledge, cognitive skills and positive self-concept in students?

What if that study were able to conclude exactly which method best does all three?

Wouldn't the American people like to know about it?

Both the study and its conclusion do exist.
The method is called Direct Instruction, and I learned about it here.

Don't expect your local schoolteachers to have even heard of it.

1 comment:

tony manzo said...

Identifying Best teaching methods does not require a billion dollars. It requires cooperation and the development of a relatively simple algorithm. We are working on one at: http://bestmethodsofinstruction.com/
Please come help us to tweak this currently crude attempt.
Anthony V. Manzo