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Knowledge with professor David C Geary
Episode 827th February 2019 • Tes Podagogy • Tes
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“Once you get to real academic learning, the child discovery approach is just not going to work,” explains David C Geary, Curators' Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, keeping alight the eternal flame of the debate about the best way to teach.

Geary’s statement is based on what is really his secondary research focus: much of his career has been spent looking at how we learn maths, but his surety on how best we should teach in general is based on his theory of primary and secondary knowledge.  

In this Tes Podagogy podcast, he explains the theory and what impact it should have on teaching.