Unit 1: What do we mean by “Learning with Understanding”?

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Unit Description

Participants will compare and contrast reform teaching methods, methods that encourage teaching for understanding, and traditional teaching methods.

Unit Objectives

  • Participants will explain the advantages of learning with understanding by completing a two paragraph refection.
  • Participants will compare reform teaching methods and traditional teaching methods by analyzing research.
  • Participants will clarify any misconceptions about learning with understanding in a class discussion.

Lessons

What do we mean by "Learning with Understanding": Lesson 1 Participants will identify the advantages of learning with understanding.

What do we mean by "Learning with Understanding": Lesson 2 Participants will analyze research to determine why learning with understanding is important in 21st century classrooms.

What do we mean by "Learning with Understanding": Discussion Participants will clarify any misconceptions about learning with understanding.

Links

Mini-Course: Using Visualizations to Teach Mathematics with Understanding (Spring 2015 Mini-Course)

Portfolio Page: Melissa Connor's Portfolio Page for Spring 2015 Mini-Course