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Constructivism

  1. 1. Educational Philosophy:ConstructivismCREATED BY: NICHOLAS CAMACHO
  2. 2. MenuConstructivist Theory Overview Important People In the Classroom In My Classroom (Click one of the titles to find out more!)
  3. 3. Constructivist Theory Overview Student-centered philosophy Learning = constant effort to assimilate new information. New concepts & ideas are related to old concepts & (Click the arrow to continue!) ideas.
  4. 4. Constructivist Theory Overview (Cont.) Students learn by doing and seeing. Students learn by actively engaging a new concept.• Learning should be a discovery.•Students continually build on what they have already learned. (Click the orange arrow to return to the Menu!)
  5. 5. Important People John Dewey  Viewed learning as student-directed with a teacher serving as a guide for resources. Jerome Bruner  Learnersare participatory learners; they are engaged in the learning process. Lev Vygotsky  Learning is influenced by cognitive/social development (Click the arrow to continue!)
  6. 6. (Returnto Menu) Important People (Cont.)  Jean Piaget (1896-1980)  Placed great importance on the education of children.  “The greatest pioneer of the constructivist theory of knowing.”  Defined 4 Cognitive Stages: Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concret e Operational, Formal Operational  Said each new stage is created through assimilating new info. with old info.
  7. 7. Constructivism in the classroom Teachers would use constructivism in the classroom…  by gauging students’ prior knowledge/understanding.  by using questions, clues, or suggestions that help a students link prior knowledge to new information. (scaffolding)  by giving students the opportunity to research a topic online to discover new information on their own. (Click the arrow to continue!)
  8. 8. Constructivism in the classroom (Cont)  Students use constructivism in the classroom…  by connecting old knowledge to the current influx of information.  by playing online games that cause them to think critically (Return  by working in groups to Menu) to share of ideas.
  9. 9. Constructivism In My Classroom Constructivism will play a major role in my classroom. Current knowledge will be assessed to set foundation for teaching. Students will interact with the lesson using remote-to-Smart Board connection. (Click the arrow to continue!)
  10. 10. In My Classroom (Cont.) As a math teacher, I will continually build upon previous lessons as I teach. Students will be able to work in groups to discuss new concepts. My students will teach themselves some areas of math that we cover. My students will assimilate new ideas as I use scaffolding to bridge two similar concepts. (Return to Menu)

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