The ineffectiveness of modern teaching methods

“A review of more than 200 research studies to identify teaching elements with the strongest evidence of improving attainment was published by the UK’s Sutton Trust in October 2014. It identified common practices that have no grounding in research but can be harmful, including using praise lavishly, allowing learners to discover key ideas by themselves, grouping students by ability and presenting information to students based on their preferred learning style.” – Emeritus Prof. William Reville



The reason why modern teaching methods don’t work
Whole-class teaching, in which children learn to use their long-term memory, has been abandoned for a more personalised, naturalistic approach, and it’s been a disaster.

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