Teacher’s Problem You have complex, integrated patterns built up over time that can be retrieved from memory automatically. For you, answers to problems based on your patterns are obvious and quick to retrieve.
Student’s Problem • Something that sounds familiar does not equal knowing • Something memorized may not be a pattern • Content memorized for multiple choice exams is not easily accessible later
Teacher’s Role • Make your thinking process explicit (Intentional Role Modeling) • Help students learn to organize content into explicit patterns.
Making Implicit Explicitfrom http://www.bmj.com/content/336/7646/718.full
How do you makeyour thinking process explicit?
How do you help studentslearn to organize content into explicit patterns?