October 2012 • Volume 16 • Number 2 • Pages 12-13
Beyond the Surface: Strategies to Promote Deep Conceptual Learning
Peter Rillero and Helen Padgett
Article Description: The Common Core State Standards emphasize deeper learning over rote memorization. Use the handful of instructional strategies offered here to help turn superficial surface-grazers into deep conceptual learners.
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Peter Rillero is an associate professor of science education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. E-mail: Peter.Rillero@asu.eduHelen Padgett is the director of professional development for technology-based learning at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. E-mail: Helen.Padgett@asu.edu
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