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  • 1. ConstructivismBy: Rebekah M.
  • 2. ContentWhat is Constructivism?“The Father of AmericanEducation”Putting it into PracticeMy Future Classroom
  • 3. What is Constructivism?It is a student centeredtheoryLearning is activeKnowledge is based onpersonal experiencesStudents build on priorknowledge to constructnew knowledge
  • 4. What is Constructivism?Ideas and experiencescombined createsknowledgeThe ideal learner isinnovative and self-directedThe same experiencecan teach differentlessons depending onthe person
  • 5. John Dewey1859 – 1952Known as “TheFather of Education”He was aneducationalpsychologist, philosopher & politicalactivist
  • 6. John DeweyHe believed that education was a social processHe viewed school as a community thatrepresented a larger picture.In 1896 he began the University ElementarySchoolHe was part of the progressive educationmovementHis legacy is still found in classrooms today
  • 7. Putting it into PracticeStudents can learnfrom eachother, collaborativelyUse hands on activitiesto teach lessonsRelies heavily onscaffolding Building on previous experiences
  • 8. Putting it into PracticeTeaching lessonsthat relate to thestudents’ lifeexperiencesTeachers can useanchored instruction A model for technology-based learning
  • 9. My Future ClassroomI would create groupsHave interactiveactivitiesUse scaffolding andanchored instructionEducate childrenphysically, mentallyand socially
  • 10. My Future ClassroomUse technology suchas smart boards to aidlearningCreate a positiveatmosphere sostudents feelcomfortable askingquestionsAssign projects andexperiments