Educational Philosophy:ConstructivismCREATED BY: NICHOLAS CAMACHO
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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.
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!)
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!)
(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.
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!)
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.
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!)
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)