Funds of Knowledge Summary

Funds of Knowledge Summary - Funds of Knowledge - Moll Moll...

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Funds of Knowledge - Moll Moll and associates believe that the best approach to education is to use teaching strategies that draw upon the individual knowledge and skills of students based on what capital they have from their households. Using this technique and knowledge of the students background, they want to encourage teachers to organize classroom instruction to tailor a more diverse demographic. Through the combined use of ethnographic observations, open-ended interviews, life history and case studies, researchers were able to portray the household dynamics of children in the class room based on many factors. Research collected through this study is referred to as the “funds of knowledge,” which includes information that contributes to the “whole” of the student, rather than the single dimension the teachers see from the children in the classroom. It refers to the historically accumulated and culturally developed bodies of knowledge and skills essential for household or individual functioning and well-being that the students learn from their families,
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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2010 for the course CAT CAT 125 taught by Professor Michaelcole during the Spring '10 term at San Diego.

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