The Role of the Teacher in Making Sense of Classroom Experiences and Effecting Better Learning
A CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE
In this chapter, I describe a personal and professional odyssey as I developed from being a teacher alone in my own classroom, to a researcher on students' thinking, to a professional developer of a practical framework for making sense of classroom experiences and designing environments for effecting better learning. No longer alone, I am now a participant in collaborations among teachers, researchers, developers, and policymakers. But, the story starts nearly 40 years ago.
During my first few years of teaching, I focused mostly on what I was doing as a teacher. I carefully crafted my presentations ...