Threshold concepts, Error analysis
This year, I taught a course in advanced Spanish grammar, Spanish 302. This course provided me with an opportunity to build on a procedure I developed and refined in the Backwards by Design writing instruction workshops in 2012 and 2013 for emphasizing one of the threshold concepts in basic Spanish, noun-adjective agreement. This year’s enhanced procedure, which could not be implemented easily at the 100 level, is proving to serve as a gateway to greater understanding on the part of my students of their individual strengths and weaknesses.
Dwyer, Sean, "Reinforcement by Error Analysis of Multiple: Threshold Concepts in Advanced Spanish Composition" (2013). Backward by Design Mini-Studies. 5.