Threshold Concepts and associated transitions

Jan H.F. Meyer

The STARS conference incorporates in its acronym an enduring emphasis on transitions in students’ learning journeys. In his presentation Jan will use the Threshold Concepts Framework as an analytical lens to delineate and focus on the nature of some of these transitions. He will argue that specific forms of transformational subject matter (threshold concepts) present particularly difficult transitions for some students, some of which are relatively under-researched, and that require integrated pedagogic (and other) responses. He will argue that the basis of such responses transcends propositions grounded in generic knowledge of student learning. Towards this end he will introduce and discuss the construct of Integrated Threshold Concept Knowledge.


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