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Visible Learning for Social Studies, Grades K-12
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Visible Learning for Social Studies, Grades K-12
Designing Student Learning for Conceptual Understanding



June 2020 | 192 pages | Corwin

Help students move from surface-level learning to the transfer of understanding.

How do social studies teachers maximize instruction to ensure students are prepared for an informed civic life? VISIBLE LEARNING® for Social Studies, Grades K-12 shows how the field is more than simply memorizing dates and facts—it encapsulates the skillful ability to conduct investigations, analyze sources, place events in historical context, and synthesize divergent points of view.

The Visible Learning framework demonstrates that learning is not an event, but rather a process in which students move from surface-level learning to deep learning, and then onto the transfer of concepts, skills, and strategies. Encouraging learners to explore different facets of society, history, geography, and more, best practices for applying visible learning to social studies curriculum are presented through:

·         A scaffolded approach, including surface-level learning, deep learning, and transfer of learning

·         Examples of strategies, lessons, and activities best suited for each level of learning

·         Planning tools, rubrics, and templates to guide instruction

Teachers must understand the impact they have on students and select approaches to maximize that impact. This book will guide you through the process of identifying the right strategy for the right time to successfully move students through surface, deep, and transfer learning.

 


 
List of Figures
 
List of Videos
 
About the Authors
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Laying the Groundwork for VISIBLE LEARNING® for Social Studies
The Evidence Base

 
Noticing What Works

 
Learning From What Works

 
General Learning Practices

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 2. Surface Learning in Social Studies
Why Surface Learning Is Essential

 
Surface Acquisition and Consolidation

 
Acquisition of Social Studies Learning Made Visible

 
Consolidation of Social Studies Learning Made Visible

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 3. Deep Learning in Social Studies
Moving From Surface to Deep

 
Deep Acquisition and Deep Consolidation

 
Deep Acquisition of Social Studies Learning Made Visible

 
Deep Consolidation of Social Studies Learning Made Visible

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 4. Teaching for Transfer in Social Studies
Moving From Deep Learning to Transfer

 
Types of Transfer: Near and Far

 
The Paths of Transfer: Low-Road Hugging and High-Road Bridging

 
Setting the Conditions for Transfer of Learning

 
Teaching Students to Organize Conceptual Knowledge

 
Teaching Students to Transform Conceptual Knowledge

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 5. Determining Impact, Responding, and Knowing What Does Not Work
Determining Impact

 
Responding When There Is Insufficient Impact

 
Learning From What Doesn’t Work

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index

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ISBN: 9781544380827
£28.99