In order to learn we have to fail but how do we encourage this more in schools for both staff and learners? Understanding more about how the brain changes when we learn provides us with some useful ideas in this article here.
Discovery methods have a role to play, but in the crucial Grades 1 to 6, direct instruction should dominate according to Professor Sullivan from Toronto. However, it needs to be coupled with effective feedback and include structured assignments of increasing difficulty together with group and individual tutorials. Read more here.