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Dimensions of Learning
Dimensions of Learning is an instructional framework that incorporates the best of research and theories of learning. This model is based on the premise that successful learning is based on five dimensions of thinking:
Attitudes and Perceptions about Learning
Acquisition and Integration of Knowledge
Extension and Refinement of Knowledge
Meaningful Use of Knowledge
Productive Habits of the Mind
Looking at how students learn can help teachers plan curriculum and instruction.
DIMENSION 1: ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS
The classroom environment must be conducive to learning.
Students need to:
feel accepted by the teacher and their peers.
perceive the classroom as a comfortable and orderly place.
DIMENSION 2-A: ACQUIRE AND INTEGRATE DECLARATIVE KNOWLEDGE
Declarative Knowledge: Facts, concepts, and principles.
DIMENSION 2-B: ACQUIRE AND INTEGRATE PROCEDURAL KNOWLEDGE
Procedural Knowledge: Skills and processes.
DIMENSION 3: EXTENDING AND REFINING KNOWLEDGE
Thinking skills and processes:
DIMENSION 4: MEANINGFUL USE OF KNOWLEDGE
DIMENSION 5: HABITS OF MIND
Develop productive habits of mind.
Become aware of one's own thinking
Be sensitive to feedback
Evaluate own actions
Be accurate and seek accuracy
Be clear and seek clarity
Be open- minded
Take a position and defend it when warranted
Be sensitive to others
Engage intently in tasks even when answers/solutions are not immediately apparent