Segments in this Video

Learning in Context (02:46)


Host Linda Darling-Hammond explains that students need to understand the big ideas. Lee Shulman adds that structure helps with memory.

Learning While Doing (06:42)

Julie Helber explains her students' investigative approach to learning. She believes that this gives her students an opportunity to construct meaning. Watch as students work out a problem as a classroom.

Problem Solving (07:44)

Mary Edmunds explains what students need in order to be able to learn. Watch her in action while she teaches her students science. She believes it is important that students feel free to make mistakes so that they can take chances.

Historical Context (07:08)

Hammond and Shulman describe challenges of learning history through experimentation. Take a look inside Avram Barlowe's classroom as he leads class discussion and encourages students to learn from eachothers' perspectives.

Final Thoughts (02:28)

Shulman explains that it is important for students to understand the context of the theories they are learning. Hammond summarizes this video.

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How We Organize Knowledge: The Structure of the Disciplines—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice

Part of the Series : The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice
3-Year Streaming Price: $129.95



Covers the ways in which the organization of knowledge and understanding can influence learning. It also introduces Bruner's and Schwab's ideas about the structure of the disciplines. Featured are a fourth-grade teacher, a 10th-grade biology teacher, and a ninth- through 12th-grade teacher, with expert commentary from Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL111588

Copyright date: ©2003

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