CCCs as Power Tools: Are we equitably equipping students to use them?


Do all students have to know they're using a CCC? By Jennifer Childress Self | November 2, 2021 Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs) were included in the Framework for K-12 Science Education as one of the three dimensions of science even though the CCCs hadn’t been explicit in science and engineering education before. They were always implicitly there, of course, underlying the content students learned, but because they were rarely included in learning goals, only a relatively small handful of students noticed these cross-disciplinary ideas. The Framework lays out a vision of CCCs as equally important learning goals as Science and Engineering [...]