Threshold Concepts“Transformed way of understanding, without which the learner cannot progress” (Meyer and Land, 2003)• Transformative• Irreversible• Integrative• Bounded• Troublesome Meyer, J.H.F and Land, R. (2003) Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge (1): Linkages to Ways of Thinking and Practising [Internet]. Occasional Report 4. London, Economic and Social Research Council. Available from: <http://www.etl.tla.ed.ac.uk/docs/ETLreport4.pdf> [Accessed 15 March 2013].
The Backward Design ProcessFrom Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe, 2006)Three Stages:1. Identification of desired results;2. Determine acceptable evidence;3. Plan learning experiences and instruction. Wiggins, G. and McTighe, J. (2006) Understanding by Design. Ohio, Pearson.
The Redesign2 Major Changes:1. Splitting the workshops (move from lab to classroom based);2. Build in feedback/self-assessment mechanisms (“3-2-1 Assessment”)