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Ecole Internationale de Genève — International School of Geneva
62 Route de Chêne, 1208 Geneva, Switzerland
Students simply cannot remember all that they study in school, so what are the big ideas they can grasp that will be useful to them when they leave our classrooms? Understanding how facts and information hang together under wider concepts and how these concepts are related, not only secures planning for cohesive learning experiences but creates an environment for students to make their own, longer lasting connections between facts and concepts. Here we will explore a flash introduction to "Concept Based Curriculum and Instruction — What it is and Why it is valuable."
Discussion: Are teachers actually thinking and planning curriculum and learning experiences that lead to conceptual learning and thinking? Is the concept based curriculum in school documentation manifest as such in the classroom experience of our students? or are we teaching mile wide inch deep?
Shireen Ali-Khan is a teacher at La Grande Boissière Middle School, a Year 6 homeroom teacher. Trained as a psychologist and as an educator, she has lived in London, New York and Geneva, joining Ecolint in 2010.
The symposium is open to the public. Please register to attend: bit.ly/2vFdpD5