Many models of curriculum design seem to produce knowledge and skills that are disconnected rather than organized into coherent wholes.
Attempts to create environments that are knowledge centered also raise important questions about how to foster an integrated understanding of a discipline.
So the curriculum should be flexible enough to cater for the needs of pupils of different abilities and aptitudes. Young children have also demonstrated powerful forms of early algebraic generalization Lehrer and Chazan, This complicates the selection of teaching materials.
In their narratives and arguments, students express both scientific and social intentions: scientific in that the students present evidence in support of a scientific argument; social in that they also talk about themselves as certain types of people e.
Learning environments include all of the relationships with people and all of the various interactions with materials in all of the settings in which people grow and learn. The remainder of this chapter is organized around Figure 6.
Enhancing peer interaction and learning in the classroom through reciprocal questioning. Standard teaching materials appropriate to their attainment level may be too childish for them while those comparable to their life experience would be too advanced academically.