Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom / Edition 1

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom / Edition 1

by H. Lynn Erickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 141291700X

ISBN-13: 9781412917001

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Teach higher-order thinking while you’re teaching concepts, skills, and content!

This indispensable guide combines proven curriculum design with teaching methods that encourage students to learn concepts as well as content and skills for deep understanding across all subject areas. Synthesizing Lynn Erickson’s past 15 years of field work with

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Teach higher-order thinking while you’re teaching concepts, skills, and content!

This indispensable guide combines proven curriculum design with teaching methods that encourage students to learn concepts as well as content and skills for deep understanding across all subject areas. Synthesizing Lynn Erickson’s past 15 years of field work with teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and instructional leaders, this resource offers a complete guide for designing curriculum and instruction to foster the continuous growth and development of students’ critical, abstract, and creative learning skills. Educators will learn how to:

  • Bring coherence and clarity to high-quality curriculum design and instructional planning
  • Teach the way that students’ minds learn best
  • Encourage students’ creative and abstract thinking, regardless of level or subject area
  • Gain the support of principals and district administrators

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412917001
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
326,243
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Charts
Foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
1. The Thinking Classroom
Classroom Snapshots
The Brain at Work
Synergistic Thinking
Developing the Intellect
Disciplinary Ways of Thinking and Doing
Thinking Teachers and Students
Summary
Extending Thought
2. The Structure of Knowledge
The Inherent Structure of Knowledge
A Concept-Based Journey
The Paradigm Shift for Educators
The Texas Depth and Complexity Model
Shaping Conceptual Understanding Grade by Grade
Summary
Extending Thought
3. Meeting Academic Standards With Integrity
What Academic Standards Are
What Academic Standards Are Not
Ideas Through the Grades
Contextualizing Standards Into Classroom Curricula
Bringing District-Level Coherence to Standards
Summary
Extending Thought
4. Designing Concept-Based Units and Lessons
Interdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Unit Design: A Short Primer
Creating Lesson Plans
Performances Versus Activities
Questions and Answers on Unit and Lesson Design
Summary
Extending Thought
5. Concept-Based Instruction
Thinking Teachers
Introducing “Brain Power” and Concepts to Students
Sample Concept-Based Lessons
Adapting Instructional Materials
Supportive Best Practices
Summary
Extending Thought
6. Leadership Roles
District Leadership
Building-Based Leadership
Teacher Leaders
Teacher Training Institutions
Summary
Extending Thought
Resource A. Concept-Based Curriculum Glossary of Terms
Resource B. Curriculum Document Preface
Resource C. Teacher Observations—Sample Forms
Resource D. Concept-Based Graphic Organizers
Resource E1. Sample Unit and Lesson Planner
Resource E2. Completed Unit and Lesson Planner
Resource F. The Knowledge Domain and Cognitive Processes
Resource G. Sample School Districts Using a Concept-Based Model for Curriculum and Instruction
References
Index
Illustrator

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