•The new edition will feature: ○ All new examples across disciplines ○ Introduce the Structure of Process and discuss how it connects with the Structure of Knowledge, introduced in the first edition ○ Updated research throughout ○ Two all new chapters: Ch. 5 on Concept-Based Inquiry and Ch. 6 on Developing the Concept-Based Teacher ○ New example units
Introduction : Introduction
Complexity. In a globally interdependent world, the concept of complexity frames the sociopolitical and environmental issues of the day. Strongly held beliefs and values lead to increasing polarization and conflict. Competing perspectives and ideologies continuously pull in this and that direction.
Educators are charged with preparing students to live and work in this complex, interactive world. Intuitively, they realize that helping students learn to use their minds well must be a major focus for instruction. But even with this realization, they struggle with the realities of educational challenges:
- How can I develop the critical, creative, and conceptual minds of students and still teach the required content?
- How can I meet the expectations of academic standards given the time constraints and the diversity of student needs?
- How do I ...