Instructional Framework

The Data Puzzles Instructional Framework utilizes the four pedagogical practices of Ambitious Science Teaching, the gold standard in three-dimensional learning, to support student sense-making of natural phenomena. With support from AST co-author and Data Puzzles team member, Melissa Braaten, the four AST practices have been adapted to create the Data Puzzle Instructional Framework described below. Note that example prompts and models from "The Tipping Point" Data Puzzle have been used to illustrate the connections across the four practices.

Instructional framework


The Four Core Practices of Ambitious Science Teaching and Their Role in Data Puzzles


Eliciting Students' Ideas BodyIdentifying Important Science Ideas BodySupporting on going changes in thinking bodyConstructing evidence based explanations BodyMoss campion final model



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