To Break or Not to Break: Considerations on How to Present Content for Student Mastery

Whether to break up content into separate components to enable students to develop mastery over it can be a crucial decision in teaching, depending on the topic. However, with either decision, how the material is presented (introduced) to begin with is arguably the crucial starting point to lead into a successful process for students to reach a level of mastery. After presenting two contrasting teaching situations and how I addressed them (steps in my Logic class (for evaluating syllogisms) and worldview categories from my World Religions class), I provide attendees with an opportunity to apply the new principles to specific examples from English and Math classes.

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3:00pm to 3:50pm

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