Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Cultivating Thinking in the Disciplines

Knowledge does not fall from the sky. Someone discovers it! There are complex processes that are essential to the functioning of each discipline -- and they take years to cultivate! How do we help students to build their understanding and use of these processes? Dr. Lois Lanning's Structure of Process, the complement to Dr. Erickson's… Continue reading Cultivating Thinking in the Disciplines

Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Throwback Thursday: Discipline Their Minds

Imagine the following classroom assignment: Explain the causes and impacts of the Great Influenza outbreak of 1918 Photo credit:http://www.jhsph.edu/sebin/f/l/bluedeath1.jpg If we want to save the world, we need to learn to prevent (or at least very effectively treat) pandemics like this, right? We can imagine that studying the causes and effects of the Great Influenza… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Discipline Their Minds