ActiveStudents are willing to perform Students already haveclass Constructive of Characteristics work to find connectionssomeMeaningful Learning knowledge that isMeaningful Learning Intentionalbetween what they already knowrelevant Authentic to new learning.and what they can learn. Cooperative
This kind of learning is differentiated fromIn discovery learning, it is important that the reception learning in which ideas are presentedstudent become personally involved andway, directly to students in a well-organized not Discovery Learningsubjected by the teacher to set of instructions to such as through a detailed procedures he/sheis not allowedexperiment or task. complete an to depart from.
Generative learningis viewed as differentGenerativefrom the simple Learningprocess of storinginformation.
Recall It involves the learner pulling information from long term memory.
Integration It involves the learner to integrating new knowledge with prior knowledge.
Organization Involves the learner relating prior knowledge to new ideas and concept in meaningful ways.
Elaboration Involves the connection of new materials to information or ideas already in the learner’s mind.
Constructivism Von Glasersfeld Describes constructivism as, “ a theory of knowledge with roots in philosophy, psychology, and cybernetics.”
Constructivist Learning Theories cognitive constructivismJean Piaget “ inside the learners head”.William Perry social constructivism
Accepted Principles Constructivism • Learning consists of what a person can actively assemble for himself and not what he can receive passively. •The role of learning is to help the individual live/adapt to his personal world.
Three Practical ImplicationsThe learner is directly responsiblefor learning. The context of meaningful learningconsists in the learner “connecting”his school activity with real life. The purpose of education isacquisition of practical and personalknowledge, not abstract or universaltruths.
Learners are active, purposeful learners, set personal goals and strategies toachieve these goals make their learning experiencemeaningful and relevant to their lives. seek to build an understanding oftheir personal worlds so they canwork/ live productively.build on what they already know inorder to interpret and respond to newexperience.