- The Content
- The content of classrooms should be clear and concise and reflect the most current understanding of the subject matter at hand
- The material should be difficult enough to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving, but not so difficult as to overwhelm students
- The classroom should allow for and encourage all students to engage with the material by expressing their opinions and asking questions about the content
- The students themselves, rather than the teacher should be the source of the ideas being discussed
- The instructor should be aware of the students' level of understanding of content and adapt the lessons to meet the students where they are as opposed to where they should be based on a set timeline
The research team has provided a number of publications and presentations on the project and their findings. The main recommendation from these findings is for teachers to look carefully at the learning experiences provided for students, whether these experiences encourage "deep" learning as opposed to surface skill-based practice and whether student-level assessment can support targeted support for student misconceptions. With the right framework, teachers can find the right balance between academic challenge and enriching, engaging student learning experiences.
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