Envisioning Knowledge

Envisioning Knowledge

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This book by Judith Langera€”internationally known scholar in literacy learninga€”examines how people gain knowledge and become academically literate in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history. Based on extensive research, it offers a new framework for conceptualizing knowledge development (rather than information collection), and explores how one becomes literate in ways that mark qknowingq in a field. Langer identifies key principles for practice and demonstrates how the framework and the principles together can undergird highly successful instruction across the curriculum. With many examples from middle and high schools, this resource will help educators to plan and implement engaging, exciting, and academically successful programs.The first day, after asking each of us to introduce ourselves, she told us she wanted help in deciding which text to use. ... (2001), was about, then lectured us on tense forms, listing the tenses on the SMART Board and giving us examples of how they are useda€”never mentioning or referring back to the story. ... Nor, except for our 2-minute self-introduction, did we students ever have a chance to speak.

Title:Envisioning Knowledge
Author:Judith A. Langer
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-17


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