Understanding Understanding

Teaching for understanding is the essence of teaching. Teacher-directed education does not necessarily produce learning, for learning, as John Holt puts it, is a product of the activity of learners. Therefore, teachers guide students to gain the end understandings through exploring, conjecturing, and constructing their own learning.

ASSIGNMENT: The final step for this module is to write a one-paragraph (50 words or less) summary of what you believe it means to understand and to teach for understanding after completing Activities 1-3.

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