instruction, which includes the following among its strategies:
a learning-centred teaching strategy. It promotes student
involvement in the learning process and, in doing so, fosters
true learning for understanding.
of its constructivist nature, indirect instruction has the advantage
of making the student an active learner. Learning is something that
is "done by" the student, not "done to" the
student, as the teacher moves from the role of instructor to one
of facilitator. Indirect instruction enhances creativity and helps
to develop problem-solving skills. Its resource-based nature brings
depth and breadth to the learning experience.
indirect instruction is learning-centred, it may take more class
time to accomplish learning goals than when direct instruction is
utilized. As facilitator, the teacher must give control of the learning
to the students, which may initially be uncomfortable. There is
also more of a challenge involved in ensuring that the students
do accomplish the required learning objectives.
Approaches: A Framework for Professional Practice: Chapter
2: Instructional Models, Strategies, Methods, And Skills