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Threshold concepts: decoding disciplines

Threshold concepts: decoding disciplines

Threshold concepts are the areas in our disciplines that students struggle to understand the most.  They are the concepts that, once mastered, have a transformative effect on students (i.e. the point at which a German language student becomes a German speaker, or an architecture student starts to think like an architect). In this video Joan Middendorf […]

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Threshold concepts and student-academic partnerships

Threshold concepts are the transformative moments that students undergo as they develop in their subject and ‘become’ specialists.  A student successfully crossing a threshold by grasping a particular concept will think differently, speak differently and be able to make connections between other concepts in the discipline they are seeking to master. For a brief (2-page) introduction […]

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