Discovery learning is very effective

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This reference is used to annotate "I would never send my kids to school" (2017) by Piotr Wozniak

It is very hard to combat a clamoring crowd of educational propagandists who extoll direct instruction and cite "overwhelming evidence" against the practicality of discovery learning.

Here are some examples:

Georgios Zonnios explains the fatal flaw of a typical experimental setup with his brief metaphoric example in which discovery learning is used to explore a city.

Defining learning targets in advance can give nice immediate results while stifling true discovery and overall learning. To become better economists of education, we must take off the blinkers and begin to appreciate how much learning is quietly destroyed through the relentless regime of predefined learning targets - whether in experiments, individual lesson plans or entire curriculums

Quoted excerpts come from the following reference:

Title: Discovery Learning Experiments

Author: Georgios Zonnios


Backlink: Discovery learning