Can Explicit Teaching be Effective at the College Level? An Instruction Method that’s Proven its Worth




Boucher, Caroline
Bouffard, Germain

You’re undoubtedly familiar with direct instruction and explicit teaching, but have you ever asked yourself about the origins, functioning, and advantages of such approaches? This article discusses all of these aspects, in particular their historical and scientific backgrounds. As the article’s title suggests, Boucher and Bouffard also suggest why using explicit teaching in a college context can be beneficial. The authors, who were both inspired by the meta-analyses published by John Hattie in 2009 and 2012, share an interest in effective teaching methods, also enlighten us on a number of instructional strategies that are reputed to have a considerable effect on performance.


Article available in French only.


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