Learning Theory ConstructivismClick toBegin By: Ashley A.
What is Constructivism? The TheoristsMENU Used in the classroom by teachers & students MY classroom!
Constructivism • Learning is an active process • A constructive processWhat? • learner is an information constructor • New information is linked to prior knowledge Next Slide
- Learning as experience - Activities/hands on Constructivism learning- Personal experiences and hypotheses of the environment What? Back Home
The Theorists People associated: • Vygotsky • Piaget • Dewey • Vico • Rorty • and Jerome Bruner Who?Next Slide Jerome Bruner
Jerome Bruner Who? • Bruner (1966) states that a theory of instruction should address four major aspects: – 1. predisposition towards learning. – 2. the ways in which a body of knowledge can be structured so that it can be most readily grasped by the learner. – 3. the most effective sequences in which to present material. Back Home – 4. the nature and pacing of rewards and punishments
Constructivism in the Classroom How? What the teacher does: • becomes a guide for the learner • provides bridging or scaffolding • seek the students point of view in order to understand student learningthe teachers biggest job becomes ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS! Next Slide
Constructivism in the ClassroomHow? What the students do: - primarily work in groups • the activities are interactive and student-centered • Pursuit of student questions and interests is valued Back Home
MY Classroom I would integrate this • Constructivism is astyle into my teaching as much as possible great teaching style for students. Working in groups, performing My experiments, hands-onClassroom activities and making learning fun and interactive is an effective way of teaching! Next Slide
MY Classroom I would incorporate technology by using computers, ipads, interactive games online and movies, along withBack Home constructivism techniques. The End