Teaching for Deep Understanding: What Every Educator Should Know

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SAGE Publications, Apr 28, 2006 - Education - 203 pages
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This timely and accessible resource reveals how rethinking school curriculum and teaching for deep understanding can help students take control of their own learning. Organized in five parts, this text systematically uncovers how to: Advance student learning with research on powerful forms of instruction; foster metacognition in students and encourage them to take control of their own learning; extend learning from academic thinking to real-world application; learn how to instill a culture of deep understanding among students while still meeting specific achievement standards. Based on collaborative study and synergy between researchers and school practitioners--Teaching for Deep Understanding offers their combined advice on rethinking curriculum, specifically how to "teach for deep understanding."

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Dr. Leithwood is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at OISE/University of Toronto. His research and writing concerns school leadership, educational policy and organizational change. Dr. Leithwood has published more than 70 referred journal articles, and authored or edited more than thirty books. For example, he is the senior editor of both the first and second International Handbooks on Educational Leadership and Administration (Kluwer Publishers, 1996, 2003). His most recent books (all with Corwin Press) include Leadership With Teachers’ Emotions In Mind (in press), Making Schools Smarter (3rd edition, 2006) and Teaching for Deep Understanding (2006). Among his current research projects is a large, five-year, Wallace Foundation study, with colleagues, aimed at determining how state, district and school-level leadership influences student learning. Dr. Leithwood is the recent recipient of the University of Toronto’s Impact on Public Policy award.

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