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(This entire post is speculation.) I think your teachers think that they are teaching conceptually already and that the students already have a deep understanding. You need to burst that bubble not with logic or reasoning, not with evidence or statistics, but with a sharp and emotional surprise. One way to do that: Take out a video recorder and do some ...


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I would suggest inviting, or "recruiting" the teachers you are leading to help you with working out the direction in which you hope to move from an emphasis on "procedural efficacy" toward an emphasis on "conceptual understanding." Try to frame it as a "team project", explicitly recognizing their experience and first-hand perspectives in the class-room. Don'...


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I presume you're not asking for research references, because Googling "procedural fluency vs conceptual understanding" will get you to a page of Google Scholar before you could finish typing out that entire search. I suppose I would lean into how effective pure procedural fluency has been in the past. I'm in my early 50's, and I was taught to do long ...


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