•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

The Thinking Classroom

Chapter 1 the thinking classroom

Classroom Snapshots

In an elementary school, the classroom buzzes with activity. Children work in small research and discussion groups, intent on discovering the answer to a question posed by the teacher: “How do simple machines increase force?” Students collaborate as they hypothesize and design and carry out experiments using levers, pulleys, and ramps. The teacher asks the students to use the concepts of force and energy to describe the results of their experiments. Students express ideas, question each other, and extend their thinking. New understandings emerge and are recorded in sentences next to drawings of their simple machines. A visual scan of the classroom confirms an active learning environment. Student work lines the walls, and books, art prints, ...

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