A Learning Theory for 21st-Century Students
Marie Sontag offers a new learning theory to shape K-12 teaching. Sontag's social and cognitive connectedness schema (SCCS) theory recognizes the changes in the way students obtain and integrate new information and offers a structure for instructional design that fosters learning by accessing students' strengths in these areas. "The cognitive-connectedness schema structures a student's ability and desire to know how what they are learning connects to a larger picture." NOTE: You will have to join Innovate to access the article, but it is free to join.