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Richard Hake

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Re: Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?
Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:30 AM
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Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in a recent essay "Re: Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?" [Hake (2013b)]. The abstract reads:

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ABSTRACT: The conclusion of my response "Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?" [Hake (2013a)] at <http://bit.ly/10k3iN3> to David Klahr's (2012) "Inquiry Science rocks: Or does it?" at <http://bit.ly/WmqHMj> is (see the complete post for the references):

"A. Klahr's (2012) Fig. 1 histogram and the research of Chen & Klahr (1999) and Klahr & Nigam (2004) suggest that if one's goal is the enhancement of a process skill such as the "Control of Variables Strategy" (CVS) among elementary-school students then (s)he should probably consider utilizing Klahr's direct-instruction-like "Training-Probe (TP)" pedagogy rather than discovery-learning-like "No Training - No Probe (NTNP)" method with near zero teacher guidance.

B. Hake's (2012) Fig. 1 [histogram taken Hake (1998a)], its corroboration by others listed in Hake (2008), and the high positive correlation of post-test conceptual FCI and problem-solving MB tests, suggest that if one's goal is the enhancement of conceptual understanding and problem-solving ability among high-school or undergraduate students then (s)he should probably consider utilizing discovery-learning-like "Interactive Engagement" pedagogy rather than direct-instruction-like 'Traditional' pedagogy."
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To access the complete 11 kB post please click on <http://yhoo.it/10qf8Wa>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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REFERENCES [URL's shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 01April 2013.]

Hake, R.R. 2013a. "Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?" APS News 22(4), April, online at <http://bit.ly/10k3iN3>. [Response to Klahr (2012).]

Hake, R.R. 2013b. "Re: Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?" online on the OPEN Net-Gold archives at <http://yhoo.it/10qf8Wa>. Post of 01 April 16:00 -0700 to Net-Gold, AERA-K, and AERA-L. Evidently due to a change in LISTSERV software AERA-K and AERA-L no longer carry *HOT* Links such as those on Net-Gold! The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/179X5bA> with a provision for comments.

Klahr, D. 2012. "Inquiry Science rocks: Or does it?" APS News 21(11), December; online at <http://bit.ly/WmqHMj>.



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