While reading this chapter in my Educational Psychology book, I found yet another example of why Robert Sternberg is not the brightest man in the world. In this section, he spent a good amount of time talking about language development and verbal competency. Then, he comes up with this stunningly obfuscating and self-referencing definition for “direct instruction:”
“Direct instruction is the teaching situation in which a teacher…imparts knowledge to a child by teaching it.”
You don’t say!? Way to go Robert J. Sternberg, Ph. D. Beautiful sentence structure is obviously not one of the foci of a Standford doctoral program. :p
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Sternberg, R.J. & Williams, W.M. (2002). Educational psychology. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.