Question 3 - concepts
‘A threshold concept can be considered as akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the learner cannot progress’
The new questions have arisen from the reading I’ve been doing about how to populate the framework. In the launch version I used 'threshold tasks' – those that a student would have to be able to do in order to ensure progression to the next ‘stage’. I also included, in the appropriate position, where new concepts would first be introduced. But my reading of Meyer and Land, and others, has focused my thinking on threshold concepts. This links back to Question 2 and mathematical behaviour. I would be really interested on your views about threshold concepts in maths, and whether they are a useful way of defining a framework?