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Constructivism Teaching Theory

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Constructivism Teaching Theory

  1. 1. By Faith E.
  2. 2.  What is Constructivism? Key Figures in Constructivism How is constructivism used in the classroom? My future classroom Sources
  3. 3.  Theory based on observation and scientific study. People use “filters” when observing new information. Students learn “how to learn” I. questioning/conducting experiments, II. observing/filtering, and making connections. (“What is constructivism?”, 2004)Menu
  4. 4. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” -Confucius (“What is constructivism?”, 2004)Menu
  5. 5. Many psychologists  Jean Piaget and educational leaders have  Jerome Bruner contributed to the theory of  Lev Vygotsky constructivism.(Shelly et al., 2012)  John DewyMenu
  6. 6.  Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Studied children. Influenced the constructivism movement. Founded four cognitive movements.(Shelly et al., 2012)Menu
  7. 7.  Teachers should ask questions in the classroom. Lower to higher order thinking questions. Media can be used: 1. Videos 2. Graphics 3. Internet 4. Software 5. Video Games Menu
  8. 8.  Students can answer questions :1. Relating subject material to “real Life.”2. Internet3. Experiments4. Search in reading materials/textbooks.Menu
  9. 9.  Constructivism will be used in my classroom. It will be used to better assess students on their level of knowledge. Students will be better able to assess themselves.Menu
  10. 10. As a future educator I believe that it is my responsibility to guide each student through the discoveries of life and feed their curiosity in a safe and respectful environment.Menu
  11. 11. Glasersfeld, E. V. (2012). Homage to Jean Piaget. werner stangls arbeitsblätter. Retrieved April 7, 2012, from http://arbeitsblaetter.stangl- taller.at/KOGNITIVEENTWICKLUNG/Glasersfeld.shtmlShelly, G. B., Gunter, G. A., & Gunter, R. E. (2012). Teachers Discovering Computers Integrating Technology in a connected world. Boston, MA: Course Technology, Cengage Learning.What is constructivism?. (2004). Retrieved April 7, 2012, from http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/constructivism/ind ex_sub1.htmlMenu

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