Australia considers return to direct-instructional method

02/28/2013 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Christopher Pyne, an education spokesman in Australia, is seeking to abandon the child-centered instruction that has dominated teaching in the country in recent decades, Daniel Hurst writes in this commentary. Instead, Pyne is suggesting students would benefit from a return to more traditional teaching methods, including more direct instruction for students, rather than inquiry- and discovery-type learning, Hurst writes. The Australian Education Union, however, finds that officials are discussing teaching methods to avoid addressing the real issues facing education in the country, Hurst notes.

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