ERIC Number: ED461581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Knowledge as Design: A Handbook for Critical and Creative Discussion across the Curriculum.
Perkins, David N.
This handbook introduces teachers and students to the "design conversation," a classroom discussion technique with some variations that involve writing or group work. The design conversation helps students understand topics in the subject matters more deeply and explore them analytically and imaginatively. It is a critical and creative thinking skill for in-depth understanding that can be applied across the curriculum and with students of any age, from kindergarten through college. The handbook outlines the general idea of knowledge as design, the overall classroom approach, and the design conversation. Details follow about how to put knowledge as design to work, "tricks of the trade" about selecting good topics for design conversations, drawing answers from students, keeping activities from running too long, and related matters. The handbook also offers variations on the basic design conversation. The variations keep discussions lively and make knowledge as design more flexible. Concrete resources to support teaching include lesson plans and worksheets to photocopy, topic lists by subject matter, and a reading resource list. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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