This site's coverage of the Threshold Concept Framework This site is primarily a bibliography of papers on the Threshold Concept Framework organised by topics and by authors and also includes lists of the key Meyer and Land originating papers, books, overviews, critiques, theses and selected presentations.
Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood.
And he provides us with new insights into how to help children growing up in poverty. But innovative thinkers around the country are now using this knowledge to help children overcome the constraints of poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net.
It will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
The following excerpt is from Chapter Three "How to Think" 1. One minute he was up by a bishop and a pawn, in good position, feeling strong, looking to start off the National Junior High Chess Championships with a victory.
Sebastian, a short, stocky, quiet Latino with round cheeks and a thick bristle of black hair, was in the sixth grade at Intermediate School in Brooklyn, and two days earlier, along with sixty teammates and a handful of teachers and parents, he had traveled eleven hours in a chartered bus to Columbus, Ohio, for a few days of competitive chess.
His weekend was not off to a good start. Sebastian slouched into Union B and approached the small table where Spiegel, tall and slender, sat behind a chessboard. She was in her mid-thirties, dressed all in black, her pale skin made paler by the contrast with her brightly dyed hair, which changed hues somewhat from season to season.
For this tournament, she had chosen the deep vermilion of red velvet cake. The other guy was simply better than him, Sebastian explained. And then the Ohio boy had pulled one knight back to an unexpected square, so that both of his knights were attacking a single black pawn.
Sebastian, nervous, moved another pawn up to defend, but he had stumbled into a trap. His opponent quickly swooped a knight down to capture the defending pawn, and just four moves into the game, Sebastian was down a piece.
Spiegel stared at Sebastian.
Two seconds is not slow enough. But you do something without even thinking about it? I was intrigued, but to be honest, I was also a little skeptical. Sometimes the tournament that the team from the disadvantaged neighborhood won turns out to be a minor one, or the division that the students were competing in was restricted to students below a certain ability rating.
And the students had all had to pass an entrance exam to get into Mott Hall, so they were above average to begin with.
Plus the team, while technically from Harlem, had only one black player; almost all the others were immigrants born in Kosovo or Poland or Mexico or Ecuador or China.“The idea of threshold concepts emerged from a UK national research project into the possible characteristics of strong teaching and learning environments in the disciplines for undergraduate education (Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses).
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Q&A with Paul Tough. What made you want to write How Children Succeed?. In , I published my first book, Whatever It Takes, about Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children’s Zone.I spent five years reporting that book, but when I finished it, I realized I still had a .
When the Web was still young, Bernie Dodge, a professor at San Diego State University, came up with the idea of the WebQuest, a model for integrating the use of the Web in classroom activities.
A Framework Using Blended Learning for Innovative Teaching and Learning. M Rajkoomar * and J Raju. Library and Information Studies Programme, Durban University of Technology, South Africa. Language & Teaching Resources for International GSIs About Us; Engaging with the Thesis Statement: Developing Metacognitive Skills.
Tags: critical thinking, feedback, group work, metacognition, participation The first aim of the follow-up assignment I created was to help students identify and write solid thesis statements that.