The Godzilla vs Kong of Education? Direct Instruction or Constructivism, And The Winner Is…

A few years ago, myself and other members of the school community were invited onto an episode of David McWilliams’ TV3 series titled “David McWilliams’ Ireland: Could school be making you stupid?”. About midway through the discussion, a young man working in tech declared with evangelical certainty that Direct Instruction was the best teaching method. …

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STEMocratic Schools: Why Google Should Embrace the Sudbury Model

What do the best teams at the world's biggest corporations have in common with democratic schools? Many people wonder what kind of future career path Sudbury students will be able to take. But in a world where creativity and critical thinking are too often buzz words with no substance, the Sudbury model can show how …

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