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Constructivism PowerPoint


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Constructivism PowerPoint

  1. 1. Lev Vygotsky Had a theory that laid the basis for constructivism  Students’ cognitive development comes from their social interactions with people around them  Students learn from people who have a better understanding of something  He also believed that learners develop strong thinking skills through interaction with culture and their surroundings Jerome Bruner  Believes that learners learn through doing  Participation in activities helps students learn better KEY PEOPLE OF CONSTRUCTIVISM
  2. 2. Jean Piaget Said that children develop in stages Children learn through experience They adapt to situations based on what they havepreviously learned from other situations John Dewey  Felt that children should learn through experience  Teachers should use activities in the classroom that would relate to the students’ lives
  3. 3. • Children are active learners• Sensorimotor is when students learn by doing; physically doing something• Engage the minds as well as the hands• Children learn by actively investigating a topic which means that by providing them with a rich learning environment they will be able to learn research and learn about different topics by using different materials• Learning is an active process that students create new ideas based on past knowledge KEY POINTS OF CONSTRUCTIVISM
  4. 4. KEY POINTS CONTINUED…• Constructivism theory emphasizes multiple intelligences, learning in different and various ways• Social constructivism is when learning that is influenced by social interaction, such as learning with a teacher or adult• The encouragement of a teacher or adult helps the successfulness of learning• Collaborative learning is when a child is able to learn more with the help of someone who is more advanced
  5. 5. Under this theory, teachers must help the learner get to his or her own understanding of content. As teachers, we must take on more of a facilitator’s role than that of a teacher.Teachers: Facilitators:• Tells • Asks• Lectures from front • Supports from the back• Gives answers according to • Provides guidelines and a set curriculum creates the environment for• Mostly gives a monologue the learner to arrive at his or her own conclusions • In continuous dialogue with the learners CLASSROOM IMPLICATIONS What the Teacher Does…
  6. 6. CLASSROOM IMPLICATIONS What the Student Does… • Takes responsibility for his/her own learn • Learns new ways to learn • Uses technology to learn
  7. 7. We believe that the learning theory constructivism in our own teaching is a great way to allow the students to take initiative to learn new things on their own. Using this theory will result in learners having their own unique knowledge from learning experiences.WHAT WE THINK…
  8. 8. • Allows student to learn how to learn on their own• Teacher becomes more of a role model/coach to the students rather than a transmitter of knowledge• Teaches students to use cooperative and collaborative learning skills• Learners construct their own knowledge. FOUR REASONS WHY WE BELIEVE IN CONSTRUCTIVISM
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