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  1. Design for knowledge Daniel Lopez EDTC 6341

  2. Key Points • Teaching Disciplinary Structures • Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind • Discourse Forms • Modes of thinking

  3. INFORMATION IS NOT KNOWLEDGE! Clifford Stoll Silicon Snake Oil, 1995

  4. Ways of Knowing • Toy Universes • Computer simulations • Replacing Text • E-Technologies Create new learning opportunities for Research • Learning Environments – Complex Systems

  5. Learning the Disciplines • Disciplines – Theories and generalizations • Education - Challenged by Media, researchers and policy makers • Why? • Knowledge is identified as a discrete body of essential knowledge and skills • Competency based Curricula + Direct Instruction + Standardized test = measurement – driven teaching and higher test scores.

  6. Knowledge of Structure and Process • Learning About Structures • Based on central theories and operations • Grasp key principles or concepts • Allows to understand in a meaningful way • Role of structure over content • More Understandable • Easily remembered • Facilitates transfer of learning

  7. Disciplines • Learning About Processes – Doing the Disciplines • Greatest relevancy to students’ lives • Teaching disciplines as “ways to think” about experience not teaching “about” disciplines. • Not to study about the discipline, “Do” the discipline

  8. Quiz Questions • What is replacing Text as a means for organizing the essential elements of knowledge? • Information • Toy Universes • Television

  9. Quiz Questions • What is replacing Text as a means for organizing the essential elements of knowledge? • Information • Toy Universes • Television

  10. Quiz • When teachers design opportunities for students to develop knowledge, they must not base the study of the disciplines on more than content descriptions of knowledge • True • False

  11. Quiz • When teachers design opportunities for students to develop knowledge, they must not base the study of the disciplines on more than content descriptions of knowledge • True • False

  12. Quiz • What is more important in education? • Teaching knowledge related to specific skills concerned primarily with one’s profession • Teaching knowledge that leads to general understanding necessary for dealing with the affairs of life • Both • None of the above

  13. Quiz • What is more important in education? • Teaching knowledge related to specific skills concerned primarily with one’s profession • Teaching knowledge that leads to general understanding necessary for dealing with the affairs of life • Both • None of the above

  14. Resources • Pictures • http://informatters.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/mug-copy4.jpg