Teachers will learn: • Strategies for introducing students to conceptual learning • Instructional strategies to help students uncover and transfer concepts • How to write concept-based lessons • How to assess for conceptual understanding • How to differentiate in a concept-based classroom • How CBCI aligns with other current best practices and initiatives (like PBL, CCSS, etc.)
How Do We Establish a Culture of Deep Learning?
In this chapter, we outline the importance of establishing a culture conducive to deep learning and offer strategies to help teachers—and students—move from coverage-based to Concept-Based Instruction. Getting started can be the toughest part. We recommend beginning with the following foundational principles of Concept-Based Instruction:
- Conceptual learning happens best in a student-centered, thinking-centered classroom.
- Students need to be taught how to learn conceptually.
- Conceptual learning is iterative; students need chances to refine and increase the sophistication of their thinking.
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