The Sydney Morning Herald has reported on the different methods of teaching being discussed as part of Australia’s new proposed national maths curriculum.
“The traditional style, explicit instruction, involves the teacher fully explaining and demonstrating each new skill and reinforcing it with practice. But a proposed new Australian curriculum has swung towards “inquiry-based learning”, which requires the students to figure out part of the problem for themselves as the teachers use questions, problems and real-life scenarios to help them learn through individual thought and investigation,” writes Adam Carey, Education Editor at SMH.
Carey refers to AMSI’s response to the maths curriculum draft in April 2021 that recommended the new curriculum be delayed and reviewed.
Read more on SMH Online.