Constructing and Transforming Knowledge

This week when engaging with the course content, constructing and transforming knowledge became a concept that intrigued me. As stated by Thayer-Bacon (2000), constructing knowledge is where students learn the facts, concepts and knowledge required for a subject, whereas,  transforming knowledge is where a student applies the knowledge that they have learnt by applying their learning to new situations. When reading Amy Brown’s blog she suggested that by using grouping curriculum content into constructed and transformed knowledge that you begin to emerge children in higher order thinking skills. You also gain an understanding into the content that you are teaching, ensuring that you have the facts and are teaching the knowledge for students to apply in transformed practice.

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