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Chapter 8

EDUC341 Chapter 8: Chapter 8

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Dagher Zoubeida

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Chapter 8 - Supporting Ongoing Changes in Thinking: Introducing New Ideas
Collective thinking requires that everyone be open to reason publicly and be open to
3 practices to support ongoing changes in students’ thinking:
Used together in cycles
Used multiple times throughout a unit
Used after you elicit students’ initial ideas and experiences with big ideas of the
Practice 1:
Introducing new ideas
Practice 2:
Engaging students in activity and sense making
Practice 3:
Collective thinking
Goals of teaching practices:
Foster students’ deep understanding of core science ideas used to explain
natural phenomena
Help students identify and use various resources for solving problems and
developing new knowledge
Help students develop academic language
Practice 1 - Introducing New Science Ideas
... the explanatory story that underlies your anchoring even for the unit will
always include unobservable processes, structures, or events.
Interactive direct instruction
After you give students a brief exposure to materials or data, and have let
them puzzle with questions
Dont use to create explanations for students - give them just enough info
to allow them to talk about it and refine explanations themselves
Students then use the instructed ideas to reason with while doing an activity
First, you must decide how much of a science idea to share with students and
how much to let them figure out.
Good idea to begin by communicating to students why they are being introduced
to an idea
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