BRISBANE - Direct and Explicit Teaching Methods



Direct and explicit instruction methods are increasingly common practices in Australian schools. But despite decades of research demonstrating their effectiveness, they remain widely misunderstood.

Direct and explicit instruction methods are dynamic and engaging. They reflect the scientific evidence on how children learn – not just children from disadvantaged backgrounds, but all children. The Direct Instruction reading programs in particular offer a solution to the high numbers of children struggling to reach proficiency in literacy and numeracy.

These forums will show why and how direct and explicit instruction methods are being adopted with success in schools around Australia.



Noel Pearson – Founder and Co-chair, Good to Great Schools Australia

Jennifer Buckingham – Senior Research Fellow, The Centre for Independent Studies

Glenn White – Principal, Cape York Academy Coen Campus, QLD

Kiriana White – Implementation Manager, Cape York Academy Coen Campus, QLD

Michael Roberts – Principal, Broadbeach State School, QLD

Professor Richard Smith will be chairing the event. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Education at Southern Cross University.


Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Time: 5:30pm — 7:00pm

Where: The Edge – Stanley Place,  Cultural Centre Southbank, Brisbane City,  QLD 4101

Refreshments and canapés will be served for half an hour following the event.


Registration is free but bookings are essential at or by calling (02) 9438 4377


For event enquiries please email Jane Moon at

For media enquiries please email Karla Pincott at


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