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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Promising practices in primary mathematics instruction: DAP approach

Some researchers and educators have argued that developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), a teaching approach in which children construct their own learning and knowledge through guided interactions with their physical and social environments, holds promise as a foundation for early learning. According to DAP, the teacher's role is to facilitate learning, extend activities, challenge students and emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving and co-operation.  In short, the teacher is "a dispenser of occasions" rather than a dispenser of knowledge.

DAP is designed to capitalize on children's intrinsic drive to understand their own experiences through exploration and experimentation.  Read more at
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