How various pedagogiesMight approach the same assignment Shannon Brown Mary Myers
Assignment: Volcano PowerPoint• How a volcano unit might be approached by: – Behaviorist – Constructivist – Cognitivist – Pragmatist – Multiple Intelligence
Instructions• Alone, list three ways each pedagogy might approach the same lesson• Join a group and increase the list to 6 or 7+• Peek at the pre-listed approaches and copy/paste the ones you like best to your lists to reach 10 – 12 approaches total• Delete the pre-listed approach slides• Upload to Slideshare• Embed it on the class wiki
Behaviorist and the Volcano PowerPoint• Set a standard number of slides to include.• Have a rubric that sets a standard for “developing” “proficient” and “advanced” grades.• Step by step directions.• Deadlines• All projects will look pretty much the same.• Statistics and data• Charts and graphs.
Constructivist and the Volcano PowerPoint• Read stories and myths about volcanoes.• Build a model volcano.• Talk about what ancient people thought when volcanoes erupted.• Discuss why we are studying volcanoes
Cognitivist and the Volcano PowerPoint• Read about what causes volcanos to form.• Build/study models of Earth’s interior to understand what forces create volcanoes.• Read about different types of volcanoes.• Predict what would happen if a volcano erupted near a major city
Pragmatist and the Volcano PowerPoint• Create a list of supplies to include in a “volcano emergency kit”.• Visit “virtual volcanoes”• Compare pictures of different types of volcanoes.• Create a chart of historic earthquakes.
Multiple Intelligence and the Volcano PowerPoint• Interactive presentation that utilizes multiple mediums.• Sounds , images, kinesthetic learning.• Tactile artifacts (lava rocks)• Build a volcano model with teams.• Create a “broadcast” where students explain volcano facts to the audience.