Week 1 Tricky topics and threshold concepts
Welcome to Week 1 of this badged open course. Each week builds on the understanding you have developed during the previous week’s study, and you should expect to spend 3 hours per week studying.
By the end of this week you should be able to:
- understand what constitutes a threshold concept, and why this is a problem for both students and teachers
- see how the term ‘tricky topics’ relates to threshold concepts
- begin to consider tricky topics in your subject area.
You’ll start by thinking about threshold concepts.
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