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Research I mentioned on the SVEF Forum, Understanding the California Mathematics Framework, February 2, 2022

Inquiry and Explicit Instruction

Richard E. Clark, Paul A. Kirschner, and John Sweller (2012).  Putting Students on the Path to Learning: The Case for Fully Guided Instruction.

Sweller, Kirschner, and Clark (2006).  Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not

Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, Inquiry-based Teaching.


Links to all of the sources I cited in the panel discussion, including David Card and Laura Giuliano’s work, are provided in a recent blogpost I wrote for Brookings, Does Detracking Promote Educational Equity?

IES Practice Guides

The practice guides are written to offer evidence-based recommendations for educators to improve student outcomes. The research summaries focus on studies designed to support causal inferences.  Here are three of my favorites.

Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Intervention in the Elementary Grades

Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students

Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade