Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework is a highly regarded model that has been proven to be useful in understanding what type of knowledge is required to solve problems in academia. Webb has outlined different levels of content complexity and understanding. Let’s take a look at an example, the DOK summary definitions for mathematics, which follow 4 steps.
Matt Strader has over 10 years’ experience in education as a teacher and administrator in New York City. A Teach for America alumnus, Matt spent his career in urban schools and is passionate about equity and inclusion for all students. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M University in curriculum and instruction and Senior Manager of Content Design at Edmentum. He believes that making research-based practices practical for the classroom will change lives!
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Kinesthetic, Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Oh My! What Are Learning Modalities and How Can You Incorporate Them in the Classroom?
In education, learning modalities (also known as learning styles) are defined as the ways in which students use their senses throughout the learning process to acquire new skills. Let’s take a closer look at what some of the research and commentary on this topic says to determine how much value can be gained by weaving these styles into your instruction.