Sherborne, T. (2022). DIKR Virus – Direct Instruction Knowledge Rich Virus in Science education: why teachers need a diverse and open schooling toolkit. International Conference on Open Schooling. Open University 26th of March 2022.
This article invites teachers to reflect about DIKR virus in the Science classrooms. DIKR refers to Direct and Indirect Instruction Knowledge Rich. It challenges teachers to question the role of indirect instruction and the relevance of using a variety of approaches in science teaching such as problem solving, socio-scientific sensemaking and decision making, inquiry-based learning, participatory research, among others. These approaches are key for promoting new ways for students to learn and enjoy science in their lives supported by open schooling.