•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 Structures of Knowledge and Process

Chapter 2 the structures of knowledge and process

Every school subject has an inherent structure as do the animal and plant kingdoms. In fact, all systems have a natural organization. Without a specific structure, differences between various systems would be ill defined. An amoeba and a chimpanzee would both be classified as animals—not very helpful when one is trying to understand more precise similarities, differences, and relationships.

Hilda Taba, a powerful and insightful educator of the 1950s and 1960s, provided a clear explanation of the different levels of knowledge abstraction and organization within the subject of social studies. She advocated teaching to the deeper understanding of concepts and main ideas (transferable, conceptual understandings), rather than focusing solely on a superficial ...

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