Social CriticWorld John PhilanthropistPeace Dewey Political Activist
Teachers must… Scaffold Construct knowledge through experiments Not give answers, but allow students to think for themselves Help students rethink their ideas by asking questions they wouldn’t think of on their own Immerse students in a language rich environment
Students must… Experiment- hands-on Encounter: Problem Based Learning Anchored Instruction Cognitive apprenticeship Scaffolding
Constructivism is important in my teaching Constructivism, Cognitive, and Behavioral Learning Theories are all very important Constructivism will be how my students will acquire and retain knowledge
Constructivism is important in my teaching As a teacher, I must understand how children gain meaningful and productive knowledge that can be applied to new situations I cannot transmit knowledge to my students directly Information must be mentally acted on, manipulated and transformed in order to have meaning for the learner
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