Class Notes - Week 1: understanding meaningful...

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Week 1: “understanding” – meaningful understanding How you come to know something: Over time /experience Research Practice with intension Observation Experimentation Interaction with people Motivation/ interest So what does it mean to understand science content? What might someone who “has” it be able to do? Meaningful understanding vs. Inert Knowledge Apply or interpret ideas Synthesize ideas Evaluate ideas Use ideas to predict/generalize * Blooms Taxonomy – they are all related, its just about which one you are focusing on Factual understanding vs. Conceptual understanding Fact: single piece of information, one idea, unrelated to anything else Concept: bunch of ideas
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Week 2: Teaching for meaningful understanding What instructional features are important for promoting meaningful understanding? Science Q: How does a seed become a tree?
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course EDUCATION 3161 taught by Professor Rubypeters during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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