Aristotelian[ edit ] The origin of the term is in the works of Aristotle. For example, sight can see colour.
Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction How many times are you, as an educator, encouraged to consider a new initiative that is sure to improve teaching and learning?
Over twenty years ago I was joined by my colleague and friend, Dr. Lois Lanning, in the refinement of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction —our common-sense model for teaching and learning.
So what is the problem with the traditional model for curriculum and instruction? Traditional content objectives are written as verb-driven statements a verb followed by a topic of study that assume students and teachers will develop a deeper understanding.
The transferable, conceptual understanding will not be addressed. Lanning realized that traditional skill objectives ask students to carry out a skill but too often assume they will understand why the skill works.
This failure keeps the focus on lower level coverage rather than conceptual level transfer and deeper understanding. In this age of quick access to information through taps on a computer keyboard, the traditional model of curriculum design does not make sense.
Common sense calls for a shift from a two-dimensional curriculum and instruction model to a three-dimensional, Concept-Based Model. Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction is the common-sense model that actually uses—but teaches beyond—the facts and skills to develop deeper conceptual understandings that transfer through time, across cultures, and across situations.
It systematically builds conceptual schemata in the brain so students can relate new knowledge to prior knowledge, transfer understanding from one context to another, and personally construct deeper understanding using facts and skills as tools.
Teaching is complex and challenging. That model is Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction.Common Sense and the Common Sense Tradition -Part The absence of cultivated common sense, the lack of a common sense tradition, can make a society vulnerable to .
Whether it is a celebratory tradition or a tradition that has been followed since ancient times, unmans will not question the motives behind it; they will Just continue to follow it. In the short story “The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson, villagers blindly follow their annual tradition, one that claims a life every year.
All the villagers take part in this event knowing that there will be. In many societies however, traditions have taken over the common sense of the people.
Nowadays, humans blindly follow traditions, not knowing or even acknowledging what they are really doing. Whether It Is a celebratory tradition or a tradition that has been followed since ancient times, unmans will not question the motives behind it; they will .
Common sense is sound practical judgment concerning everyday matters, or a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge that is shared by ("common to") nearly all people.
The first type of common sense, good sense, can be described as "the knack for seeing things as . Now, all but a few states are on the verge of implementing the ultimate phase of that strategy: the new common-core standards in mathematics and English/language arts for grades K, soon to be followed by new assessments supported by $ million in federal grant money.
“I discovered English and American common sense philosophy. More immediately, the impact came through Dewey’s recent book, Human Nature and Conduct, which was based on the English common sense tradition. From there, I worked back to Thomas Reid and Sir William Hamilton.