Should there be a three-strikes rule against pure discovery learning? The case for guided methods of instruction.

@article{Mayer2004ShouldTB,
  title={Should there be a three-strikes rule against pure discovery learning? The case for guided methods of instruction.},
  author={R. Mayer},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={
          14-9
        }
}
  • R. Mayer
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • The author's thesis is that there is sufficient research evidence to make any reasonable person skeptical about the benefits of discovery learning--practiced under the guise of cognitive constructivism or social constructivism--as a preferred instructional method. The author reviews research on discovery of problem-solving rules culminating in the 1960s, discovery of conservation strategies culminating in the 1970s, and discovery of LOGO programming strategies culminating in the 1980s. In each… CONTINUE READING
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