This illustrates a synthesis of many well-known (and lesser-known) models and strategies, and show you:
the importance of determining Prior Knowledge AT THE START
the commonalities , such as KNOWLEDGE being the structural foundation upon which learning and understanding and transfer, all develop.
both creative and critical thinking are needed for deep questioning and for problem-solving. A Socratic approach.
the ultimate aim: an inquiry-learning classroom, with the goal being the highest level of thinking: the making of GNERALISATIONS, by which students' understandings may then be transferred or applied to new situations.
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