Video material on Threshold Concepts
As many of you will know, I don't believe in most of the "learning styles" hogwash out there, but that does not mean that I don't believe in presenting ideas in a variety of different formats to address the preferences of different readers. And when the presentation has to be done without benefit of feedback from learners, it make sense to come at it from a number of different directions.
The following video is an edited version of a presentation to a Year 2 group at the University;
Similar slides to those used in the presentation can be found above
Proper stuff (i.e. not merely me!)
The first symposium on threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge was held in Glasgow, 30 August - 1 September 2006. The following are videos of four of the major papers. They do of course assume more background knowledge than the others posted here. The page link is to http://www.strath.ac.uk/caple/newsandevents/pastevents/ but I am providing these links individually precisely because it is a news page, and may therefore change.
- David Perkins, Beyond Understanding
- Noel Entwistle, Threshold Concepts within Research into Higher Education
- Erik Meyer, Ray Land & Peter Davies, Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge (4): Issues of variation and variability
- Glynis Cousin, Threshold Concepts: Old Wine in New Bottles?
- An introductory paper from one angle
- An introductory paper coming from a different angle
- What we don't yet know about threshold concepts
- What is not a threshold concept
- Video material on threshold concepts
And one which relates the ideas to other aspects of learning and teaching
(read after the further reading above)
- Meyer and Land on Adam and Eve
- Is "Health and Safety" a threshold concept? (Discussion paper)
- The paper based on the Study Days presented at the international conference on Threshold Concepts held in Kingston Ontario 18-20 June 08. (Acrobat file)
- A March 2009 paper introducing the expanded idea of whether there may be threshold topics in the psycho-motor and affective domains as well, with links to slides.
- A further introductory session on video, including the plenary discussion of an exercise on identifying TCs. (April 2010)
- A presentation exploring TCs in relation to professional ways of thinking and practising (November 2011)
- A presentation and paper exploring how the structure and culture of educational institutions defend against liminality and hence precule learning through TCs: Atherton, Hadfield and Wolstencroft (June 2012)
- Keynotes from the Third Biennial Symposium on Threshold Concepts in July 2010 (these do assume prior understanding of the principles, and each video is almost an hour)
- David Perkins on Threshold Experience. Some thoughts arising on my blog.
- Ray Land on Interdisciplinarity.
- Erik Meyer and Mick Flanagan on Episteme.
- Mick Flanagan's Introduction and Bibliography of Threshold Concepts.