Do you want to help your students to develop a deep understanding of the material you are teaching? It is a noble intention. Yet, many teachers fail to do so. This is not from a lack of trying. Rather, it is because they miss the essential first step.
Foundational Knowledge – The Missing Step In Deep Understanding
Many people see the teaching of knowledge as being the enemy of deeper conceptual understanding. This is not the case. As John Hattie points out, both are needed.
In fact, students cannot develop deep understandings without having a foundational bank of knowledge….
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