ERIC Number: EJ783665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 11
Learning to Play the Literacy and Learning Games--A Question of Enculturation
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., Ed.
Voices from the Middle, v15 n2 p47-49 Dec 2007
Understanding that learning must be relevant and purposeful to be effective and engaging, Wilhelm emphasizes the value of teaching students "how to participate in meaningful activity in ways that make them increasingly expert in creating culture and . . . cultural meanings." He offers bullet points that suggest starting with students' experiences, interests, and knowledge, and then designing curriculum to deepen and expand their understandings while increasing engagement.
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Acculturation, Student Experience, Classroom Environment, Student Motivation, Prior Learning, Educational Objectives, Curriculum Development, Civil Rights
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