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Teaching for deeper understanding and lifelong learning

Karl R. Wirth
Teaching for deeper understanding and lifelong learning (in On the cutting edge; teaching mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry, David W. Mogk (editor))
Elements (April 2007) 3 (2): 107-111

Abstract

A growing body of research confirms that active approaches to learning offer many advantages over traditional instructional methods, including improved retention of information, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving skills. Content coverage in active-learning courses can be facilitated through careful selection and design of activities that guide student learning. Importantly, activities should engage groups of students in cooperative questioning, problem solving, analytical reasoning, and critical thinking. Focused instruction and reflection on thinking and learning help students develop as intentional learners.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Teaching for deeper understanding and lifelong learning
Title: On the cutting edge; teaching mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry
Author(s): Wirth, Karl R.
Author(s): Mogk, David W.editor
Affiliation: Macalester College, Geology Department, St. Paul, MN, United States
Pages: 107-111
Published: 200704
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 34
Accession Number: 2007-113797
Categories: General mineralogyGeneral geochemistryIgneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200722
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