We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein
‘Conceptual learning involves designing learning around ideas of significance that have relevance in life within and beyond the classroom. These ideas provide the why and purpose to student learning ensuring that learning is meaningful and transferable in different contexts and lead to deep understanding.
The teacher’s questions and provocations are what initially drive investigation, and it is the result of this process that we see students’ own critical wonderings emerge’
This workshop will focus on how to effectively plan and teach for conceptual learning. It will provide an opportunity to plan and assess a unit of work conceptually.
As a way of understanding the role of concepts in student centered learning, the workshop will also examine the pedagogy of inquiry. It will provide educators with strategies to capture and maximize student’s curiosities, to develop practices for recognizing authentic conceptual inquiry using concepts as well as ideas for designing learning environments that optimize conceptual thinking