The problem of Juxtaposition Prompting
1) The problem of Juxtaposition Prompting is endemic in our classrooms. It prevents generalisation and transfer, and therefore what we consider ‘deep understanding’ or ‘deep thinking.’
2) To overcome it, we must reconsider old lesson and curriculum structures, to carefully introduce greater variation into lessons, which will require us to remove lesson objectives as we know them.
Give this a go, if you like.
When I tried it three thoughts came to mind. First, this can definitely be solved using trig. Second, I wonder if there’s a simpler way to solve it using ratio. Third, I wonder if there are other ways to solve it that haven’t occurred to me.
Now let’s think about where this can fit into a lesson.
If we include it in a lesson about trig, pupils will automatically think they have to use trigonometry…
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