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      • IS the theory that knowledge is obtained through an active process and is constructed .
      • Learning new material is built off of previous knowledge.
      • Learning is not a passive process.
      • It provides students with a more individualized learning.
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      • The teacher is to act as a guide in this model.
      • The teacher provides the students with the necessary materials and information to test their ideas on a new topic.
      • The teacher asks the students to then explain their understanding about a topic.
      • Teacher no longer acts as the Sage who just lectures.
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      • Jean Piaget and John Dewey developed theories of childhood development and education.
      • They came up with the idea that learning is most effect and efficient when the student is actively participating in their own learning.
        • So students should no longer be a passive bystander in their own learning.
  • 6. PROs of Constructivism
      • Engages students in activities rather than listening to lecture
      • A learning style that can be used for years to come, even outside of school
      • Promotes active role in the discovery of new information 
      • Using all faculties promotes a higher level of thinking
      • Hands-on discovery is always better than being "taught"
  • 7. CONs of Constructivism
      • Lack of structure
      • Instructor accountability
      • "Group thinking" may lead to majority rules philosophy
      • Socio-economic class may prove advantageous to some while proving dis-advantageous to others
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  • 9. Advantages to Constructivism
      • Encourages active engagement
      • Promotes motivation
      • Promotes autonomy, responsibility, independence
      • Development of reativity and problem solving skills
      • A tailored learning experience
  • 10. Disadvantages to Constructivism
      • Creation of cognitive overload
      • Potential misconceptions
      • Instructors may fail to detect problems and misconceptions
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      • Engage
      • Explore
      • Explain
      • Elaborate
      • Evaluate
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      • Science lesson plans lend themselves to this type of instruction.
      • In our lesson we picked a lesson on spreading viruses.
      • Students will be engaged by thinking back to a personal time when they were sick.
        • This will help them to build on their prior knowledge of what it was like to be sick and to think about how they got sick in the first place.
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      • For the explorations the students will have a chance to see how sharing a drink 2 class mates can spread a sickness through the entire class.
      • After the experiment students will have to explain how they got the sickness and how they think it spread from one to almost the entire class .
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      • Students will then elaborate to the rest of the class on who they think was originally infected.
      • Once the class has come to a consensus on who was originally infected, the students will evaluate their learning by answering some questions.