Focus on Threshold Concepts 

To get beyond rote learning and superficial understanding of content, we need to promote deeper learning. An important way of doing that is by focusing on threshold concepts.

What are Threshold concepts?

Jan Meyer and Ray Land explain:

"A threshold concept can be considered as akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the learner cannot progress."

  • So, what are the Threshold Concepts in your subject, in each grade?
  • How are you going to teach them in a way that promotes engagement and deeper understanding?


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