The baby and the bathwater

When used appropriately, tried and true resources and teaching methods should still apply; such as explicit instruction and constructive feedback.

It is a matter of when such methods are used. Good teachers understand students well and are responsive to their learning needs. Knowledge and skills are taught accordingly, but not understanding. Deep understanding is reached through inquiry, application and reporting.

The opposite image represents a continuum of inquiry methods that teachers can use according to the readiness of students to control their own learning.

The following link leads to a depiction of how traditional subjects, topics or themes still relate to the proposed new curriculum model. These, along with others, serve as content prompts for units of work.

Image courtesy of Trevor Mackenzie