Free white paper and webinar introducing Rosenshine’s principles of instruction

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In a 2010 paper titled ‘Principles of Instruction’ and published by the International Academy of Education (IAE), Barak Rosenshine identified 17 principles of instruction which combined three distinct research areas:

  • Cognitive science
  • Cognitive practice
  • Cognitive support

Two years after the IAE paper was published, Rosenshine simplified his list of principles from 17 down to a more manageable 10 principles.

Rosenshine’s paper has been gaining a lot of attention over the last few years. Many teachers and educators believe it to be one of the best pieces of education theory recently published. The proposed principles are easy to assimilate and implement in the classroom, using skills that you already have refined over the years.

LessonUp have decided to contribute to this debate by producing a white paper and running a webinar on the topic. Together with a series of blog posts on EdTech Impact, we will highlight a number of techniques and strategies, which will support you to apply Rosenshine’s principles in the classroom.

Each of these techniques elaborates on one or more of Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, making them easy to relate to, both for you and your students. Implementing them in the classroom helps boost student engagement. They stimulate creative thinking and offer a voice to quieter, less forthcoming students.

Depending on the tools and platforms available to teachers and schools, they can be carried out in many different ways. One of the ways to apply them is by using LessonUp’s all-in-one teaching platform, where you can alternate presentation moments with interactive slides, and provide real-time feedback to your students.

The 10 principles

Let’s have a look at the 10 principles of instruction proposed by Rosenshine:

  1. Begin a lesson with a short review of previous learning
  2. Present new material in small steps with student practice
  3. Ask a large number of questions & check the responses of all students
  4. Provide models and worked examples
  5. Guide student practice
  6. Check for student understanding
  7. Obtain a high success rate
  8. Provide scaffolding for difficult tasks
  9. Require and monitor independent practice
  10. Engage students in weekly and monthly reviews.

Each of them is clear, understandable, not too difficult to implement, and offers immediate didactic value. On the other hand, it might be difficult to keep them all in mind during your daily practice. For this reason, we have decided to embed them in practical learning techniques that you can implement, from time to time, during your lessons.

Free white paper

For more information on practical ways to implement all Rosenshine’s principles during your lessons, download our detailed white paper with 12 learning techniques.

Free webinar about Rosenshine’s principles

Don’t miss a free webinar hosted by our education specialist, Thomas Courtley, on 2nd May 2023. Learn how you can embed the principles of Instruction directly into your teaching.
Register here now.

To find out more, please visit LessonUp’s profile on EdTech Impact.

Updated on: 4 July 2023

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