CogSciSci Book review: Greg Ashman’s The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction

A book review by Matt Ben David a science teacher from London. Greg Ashman’s The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction is a 134-page, no-holds-barred, whistle-stop tour of, well, explicit teaching and direct instruction. The book starts by addressing both the importance of, and the main objections to a knowledge-rich curriculum before moving intoContinue reading “CogSciSci Book review: Greg Ashman’s The Power of Explicit Teaching and Direct Instruction”

CogSciSci Book review: How We Learn: The New Science of Education and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene

A book review by Dom Shibli – Senior Lecturer in Secondary Science at the University of Hertfordshire This is a book I read a few months ago. But instead of being returned to the bookshelf for me to look at and reminisce, it is now inundated with Post it notes and used to inform planningContinue reading “CogSciSci Book review: How We Learn: The New Science of Education and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene”

CogSciSci Book Review: Motivated Teaching by Peps Mccrea

Reviewed by Jo Castelino Have you ever told your classes that focussing more in lessons will help them do better? If you have, you probably had a few students nod their heads or the majority listen seemingly attentively to every word you’ve uttered. Why then does this alone not work? Why is it so easyContinue reading “CogSciSci Book Review: Motivated Teaching by Peps Mccrea”

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