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Identifying threshold concepts

Dermot Shinners-Kennedy, Sally A. Fincher
2013 Proceedings of the ninth annual international ACM conference on International computing education research - ICER '13  
After some discussion, the workshop instructors set to revise the lesson plan by considering threshold concepts from a personal lens and blending learning principles from the Framework and DIL.  ...  transfer or CoRe could be used to contextualize threshold concepts (Kuglitsch, 2015; Shinners-Kennedy & Fincher, 2013) .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2493394.2493396 dblp:conf/icer/Shinners-KennedyF13 fatcat:y5kssr5fcffvvoxjtntespm4mm

Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy

Lori Townsend, Korey Brunetti, Amy R. Hofer
2011 portal: Libraries and the Academy  
The threshold concept framework holds promise for librarians because it grounds the instructor in the big ideas and underlying concepts that make information literacy exciting and worth learning about.  ...  This paper looks at how this new idea relates to existing standards and posits several threshold concepts for information literacy.  ...  Student perspectives will need to be incorporated in order to evaluate threshold concepts' impact on learning.  ... 
doi:10.1353/pla.2011.0030 fatcat:zfguskk7xnetrktwfpwkybam5a

Threshold Concepts and Conceptions

April L. Wright, Anne Gilmore
2012 Journal of Management Education  
Indeed, it is far easier to conclude that there are no threshold concepts in management and—with the exception of the threshold conception we uncov- ered for introductory management courses—no threshold  ...  From the perspective of the threshold conception, the topic is arguably the most troublesome in any intro- ductory management course.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1052562911429446 fatcat:afvxk5e7jvgv7ahidk2o6tlwaq

Identification of Threshold Concepts for Biochemistry

Jennifer Loertscher, David Green, Jennifer E. Lewis, Sara Lin, Vicky Minderhout, Mary Lee Ledbetter
2014 CBE - Life Sciences Education  
Threshold concepts (TCs) are concepts that, when mastered, represent a transformed understanding of a discipline without which the learner cannot progress.  ...  Using an iterative process, we prioritized five concepts on which to focus future development of instructional materials.  ...  Thanks to all of the faculty members who participated in this project.  ... 
doi:10.1187/cbe.14-04-0066 pmid:25185234 pmcid:PMC4152212 fatcat:hczemtxxbbeefhp26g33slymym

Identifying Threshold Concepts for Information Literacy: A Delphi Study

Lori Townsend, Amy Hofer, Silvia Lin Hanick, Korey Brunetti
2016 Communications in Information Literacy  
This study used the Delphi method to engage expert practitioners on the topic of threshold concepts-core ideas and processes in a discipline that students need to grasp in order to progress in their learning  ...  The panel proposed and discussed over 50 potential threshold concepts, finally settling on six information literacy threshold concepts. 23  ...  We are also grateful to Joe Delwiche, Jen Hofer, David Hurley, Lora Leligdon, Conor Lin Hanick, James Markham, and Robert Schroeder for their help in developing ideas for this paper.  ... 
doi:10.15760/comminfolit.2016.10.1.13 fatcat:fknrog7febaxzf4dl7vnb5ouce

Chapter 2. Threshold Concepts: Integrating and Applying Information Literacy and Writing Instruction [chapter]

Barry Maid, Barbara D'Angelo
2016 Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines  
The Perspectives on Writing series addresses writing studies in a broad sense.  ...  Consistent with the wide ranging approaches characteristic of teaching and scholarship in writing across the curriculum, the series presents works that take divergent perspectives on working as a writer  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to acknowledge Ako Aotearoa for the funding for this research over a three year period, and Facet Publishing for permission to use the ANCIL diagram ( Figure 17 .1) as produced in  ... 
doi:10.37514/per-b.2016.0834.2.02 fatcat:z6tdzm5oiraxfoi2wyhc2vbt5a

Threshold concepts in geographical information systems: a step towards conceptual understanding

Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava
2013 Journal of Geography in Higher Education  
We used an online survey to identify students' perceptions of ePortfolios. In addition to the online surveys we have conducted focus groups with students and staff across the past 12 months.  ...  We also acknowledge the help and support of many other sections of the University in staging this week of special events.  ...  In order to explore the threshold concept and develop the associated visual artefacts we will use diagnostic assessment tools.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03098265.2013.775569 fatcat:25r5jwq7u5cwdh5ygsbd3mgah4

Rediscovering Renaissance Research: Information Literacy Strategies for Success

Sarah Burns Gilchrist
2016 portal: Libraries and the Academy  
In short, good information literacy instruction draws from the ideals of the Renaissance and often results in a change of perspective after discovering deeper meanings in materials, concepts, and processes  ...  While remaining cognizant of several aspects of current information literacy (IL) instruction methods, including threshold concepts, the author re-created experiences shared by students as she searched  ...  [Threshold concepts] are essential to the process of teaching and learning." 19 By definition, all threshold concepts are • Transformative-they cause a shift in perspective; • Integrative-they bring  ... 
doi:10.1353/pla.2016.0005 fatcat:gzyursuqsbaazkwcbpf2a2zloq

A bibliometric analysis of online faculty professional development in higher education

Yanjun Gao, Su Luan Wong, Mas Nida Md. Khambari, Nooreen Noordin
2022 Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning  
AbstractResearch on online faculty professional development (OFPD) in higher education has increased in recent years.  ...  The research results showed that the overall trend of publication in this domain increased steadily at an annual growth rate of 14.11% during the past 25 years.  ...  In her studies, Northcote, as well as other authors, did much empirical research to explore how thresholds concepts provided pedagogical guidelines for novice online teachers in professional development  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41039-022-00196-w fatcat:avvkrehjubcotnxnkqwektf5fi

Threshold concepts and teaching programming

Dermot Shinners-Kennedy
2021
A framework for identifying threshold concepts has been developed. The framework uses an elicitation instrument grounded in pedagogic content knowledge and an autoethnographic approach.  ...  First, the identification of state as a threshold concept provides an insight into the disparate difficulties that have been persistently reported in the computer science education literature as stumbling  ...  Note: This topic is developed in significantly greater detail in Chapter 5 : State as a Threshold Concept.  ... 
doi:10.22024/unikent/01.02.86522 fatcat:a2scxbvunjf5jejrsrjwn4caay

Rethinking Epistemologically Inclusive Teaching [chapter]

Linda Adler-Kassner
2020 (Re)Considering What We Know: Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy  
"Changing Our Minds: The Developmental Potential of Threshold Concepts." In Threshold Concepts in Practice, edited by Ray Land, Jan H. F. Meyer, and Michael T. Flanagan, 3--20.  ...  We ask: Does the very idea of threshold concepts preclude this perspective?  ... 
doi:10.7330/9781607329329.c015 fatcat:pmfxjkdjbfczlpmoy2bbcemsoe

Supporting Students through Role Redefinition: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective

Tierney Wisniewski, Chelanna White, Connell Green, Abbey Fiona Elder, Sana Sohel, Nancy E. Perry, Jennifer D. Shapka
2018 Education as Change  
Once these students redefined their roles, they engaged more agentically in other courses by expressing themselves more, taking more risks, and even standing up to miseducative instructors on their own  ...  Although Ryan and Niemiec (2009) suggest that self-determination theory can be "critical and liberating," I trouble their assertion, and propose that redefining the student role is an essential form of  ...  Abbey in particular had a difficult time going back to the way things had been before, a characteristic of transcending a threshold concept.  ... 
doi:10.25159/1947-9417/3700 fatcat:noxf7wfj3fgdtl6ewnosua272q

Chapter 7. Dynamic Transfer in First-Year Writing and "Writing in the Disciplines" Settings [chapter]

Hogan Hayes, Dana R. Ferris, Carl Whithaus
2016 Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer  
The Perspectives on Writing series addresses writing studies in a broad sense.  ...  Consistent with the wide ranging approaches characteristic of teaching and scholarship in writing across the curriculum, the series presents works that take divergent perspectives on working as a writer  ...  Grasping a threshold concept is an example of a lateral transition.  ... 
doi:10.37514/per-b.2016.0797.2.07 fatcat:xkohcr54y5bp3mym3ykgysqgay

Information Literacy and Cultural Context: Chinese English Language Learners' Understandings of Information Authority

Emily Crist, Diana Popa
2020 College and Research Libraries  
in information literacy instruction.  ...  Chinese international students are attending higher education institutions in the United States in ever-increasing numbers, and librarians must consider their cultural, sociopolitical, and linguistic backgrounds  ...  To teach information literacy in a meaningful way, librarians have turned to threshold concepts to prioritize instructional content. 15 With a basis in threshold concepts, the Framework identifies six  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl.81.4.646 fatcat:3ahsdc4ibbezbofevukotawuyq

Development and Use of Domain-Specific Learning Theories, Models and Instruments in Computing Education

Lauri Malmi, Judy Sheard, Päivi Kinnunen, Simon, Jane Sinclair
2022 ACM Transactions on Computing Education  
We focused more closely on areas related to learning, studying, and progression, where our analysis found 80 new TCs that had been developed, based on multiple epistemological perspectives.  ...  We present a framework suggesting how strategies for developing new TCs in CER might be structured, and discuss the nature of theory development in relation to the field of CER.  ...  Another example of extending a theory concerns threshold concepts theory [84] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/3530221 fatcat:x7eq7datyrfbtljayfw3ixasru
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