TEA Science Workshop #7. October 25, 2012 Kim Lott Utah State University. Recent Teaching Innovations. Understanding by Design (Backwards Design) Stage 1. Identify Desired Results Stage 2. Determine Acceptable Evidence Stage 3. Plan Learning Experiences and Instruction
October 25, 2012
Utah State University
Accommodation disequilibrium assimilation equilibrium
From “How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School.”
Experiences exploring a phenomena (hands-on explorations/ manipulatives)
If I had to reduce all of educational psychology to just one principle, I would say this: The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach him accordingly” (Ausubel, 1968, p18).
After cooking some eggs in the boiling water, Mel cools the eggs by putting them into a bowl of cold water. Which of the following explains the cooling process?
A. Temperature is transferred from the eggs to the water.
B. Cold moves from the water into the eggs.
C. Hot objects naturally cool down.
D. Temperature is transferred from the water to the eggs.
E. Energy is transferred from the eggs to the water.