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Teaching for Understanding: Linking Research with Practice

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This book presents an innovative approach to teaching that develops understanding. Based on a six-year collaborative research project of school teachers and researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the book describes what teaching for understanding looks like in the classroom and examines how teachers have learned to design and enact such practices. At th ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 15th 1997 by Jossey-Bass
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This book requires braving education-theory speak, but its aims are worthwhile: to focus on what the authors call a "performance of understanding," i.e., to shift one's emphasis from products to process in the classroom.

While not useful for everyday teaching ideas, the book offers some questions to ask yourself that might be helpful for curriculum design (or redesign) (see esp. Ch. 3).
Glad to see that a rubric was included to make assessing easier to understand.
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