Teacher-directed learning refers to instruction that is guided by the teacher. The teacher is primarily responsible for creating, planning, and implementing daily lessons and activities for the children to teach specific skills and information. While teacher-directed learning has historically focused mostly on preacademic and academic skills, it can also be used to effectively teach a wide range of skills and concepts including socialization and play.


Teacher-directed learning is based on the philosophy that young children learn more and at a faster rate through planned instruction that is structured and organized with appropriate materials to teach specific content in a clear and systematic way. Additionally, at young ages, children may not have enough awareness and foundational abilities to independently seek knowledge and thus require guidance from a ...

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