A Framework for Engaging Minds and Nurturing Thinkers in Grades 6–12
The instructional pattern of ‘teaching as telling, learning as listening’ has remained a tradition for generations. However, the 21st century requires a different approach. Through author Ted McCain’s problems-first instructional method, educators present their curriculum to students as a problem to solve – rather than as content to listen to – and then equip students with transferable processing skills that will help them effectively address challenges in school and beyond. Filled with problems-first lesson examples and tips for elevating students’ thinking, Problems-first learning: A framework for engaging minds and nurturing thinkers in grades 6–12 provides step-by-step guidance for teachers to increase students’ engagement and development of real-world skills in their classrooms.
Grades 6–12 educators will:
- consider the thinking and processing skills that students need in the 21st century
- recognise the shortcomings of a traditional lecture-based instructional method
- understand how a problems-first teaching style can equip students with higher-level thinking skills
- assess their current classroom methods and learn how to shift to problems-first practices
- review examples of problems-first lesson plans.
|Publish date||2021-08-20 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||Solution Tree Inc|
|Key Learning Area||Professional development|