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ERIC Number: EJ883717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Connection Learning: A Framework for the Development of Teaching
Sadler, Ian
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v20 n1 p53-70 2009
The author explores how student learning can be enhanced through the appropriate development of teaching skills. In his review of elements of best practice drawn from the literature, conference material, and action research, the concept of "connectivity" emerged as a recurring, implicit term. From this evolved the concept of "connection learning," which is based on the principle that learning is about creating links between concepts, ideas, and experiences. Connection learning creates an innovative way to think about teaching and learning based on student-centered learning and conceptual change. The author proposes a framework aligning these overarching conceptions of teaching with daily teaching and learning strategies. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A