Better teaching: Inquiry learning

Inquiry learning is not the solution
Link Blogpost from Greg Ashman

The problem with progressive education
Teachers of Australia – there is another way

Link Blogpost from Greg Ashman
More Evidence of the Trouble with ‘Student-Centered’ Teaching Link Blogpost from Paul Bruno at

Australia counts the cost of new-fangled learning

Link Newspaper piece from
Norton is critical of schools’ emphasis on “inquiry-based teaching” at the expense of drills and memorisation. Performance is falling, he says, “not because our kids are dumber; it’s because they haven’t got the basics”.
What does PISA tell us about inquiry learning in science? Link "Unfortunately, the evidence to support inquiry learning is underwhelming." Blogpost from Greg Ashman

A counter to those who criticise active learning etc:

Evidence for Various Research-based Instructional Strategies: Countering Critiques
Link From Doug Holton at