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Web Pedagogies Week 6: Teaching for Understanding, part 2. A Disciplinary Perspective March 11, 09. Schedule. Last week’s recap What disciplines represented in the projects? Qualities of Understanding (whole group) Group work on readings Break Whole group discussion

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web pedagogies week 6 teaching for understanding part 2

Web PedagogiesWeek 6: Teaching for Understanding, part 2

A Disciplinary Perspective

March 11, 09

schedule
Schedule
  • Last week’s recap
  • What disciplines represented in the projects?
  • Qualities of Understanding (whole group)
  • Group work on readings
  • Break
  • Whole group discussion
  • Lab: open lab - CCDT
schedule cont group work three readings
Schedule (cont) Group Work- three readings
  • Developing historical imagination in students
  • What do students in TfU classroom understand?
  • What do students think about understanding?
what are the qualities of understanding
What are the Qualities of Understanding?

1. Dimensions of Understanding

2. Levels of Understanding

four dimensions of understanding
Four Dimensions of Understanding:
  • Knowledge
  • Methods
  • Purposes
  • Forms
knowledge dimension
Knowledge Dimension
  • Transforming of intuitive beliefs
  • Coherent and rich conceptual webs
methods dimension
Methods Dimension
  • Healthy skepticism
  • Building knowledge in the domain
  • Validating knowledge in the domain
purposes dimension
Purposes Dimension
  • Awareness of the purposes of Knowledge
  • Multiple uses of Knowledge
  • Ownership and autonomy
forms dimension
Forms Dimension
  • Mastery of performance Genres
  • Effective use of the Symbol systems
  • Consideration of the audience and context
levels of understanding
Levels of Understanding
  • Naïve
  • Novice
  • Apprentice
  • Master
in groups
In groups:
  • Developing Historical Imagination in Students
  • What do students in the TfU Classroom understand?
  • What do students think about Understanding?
group 1 developing historical imagination
Group 1: Developing Historical Imagination

Three challanges

  • Presentism
  • Localism
  • Univocality
generative topic
Generative Topic
  • As opposed to inert knowledge
  • Knowledge one can use “to think with”
  • Generative entreprise of historian: “ The only certainty is the future because …..”
generative topic1
Generative Topic

Students’ Interests

Generative

Topic

Teacher’s Interests

“Big Ideas”

understanding performances
Understanding Performances
  • Beyond the information given (Bruner)
  • To understand is to invent (Piaget)
  • Zone of Proximal Development
gr 2 what do students think about understanding
Gr. 2: What do Students Think about Understanding?
  • What changes needed to be made in the classroom?
  • Interview questions
  • How do students perceive “generativity” in building understanding?
  • How do students perceive the role of Explicit Understanding Goals?
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How do students perceive understanding Performaces?
  • How do students perceive Ongoing assessment?
  • What is their overall conception of

“under-standing”?

DATA: Correlation between Student’s conceptions and their understanding.

Discussion and Possible Implications

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