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Constructivism

  1. 1. Constructivism By:Coral Batchelder
  2. 2. Constructivism How?What? Who? My Classroom
  3. 3. What is Constructivism? Learning by doing Constructivists believe in hands-on learning It is not teacher centered
  4. 4. What is Constructivism? Cont. Uses real life experiences Problem solvingBack to Menu!
  5. 5. Who Leads Constructivism? 1. Jean Piaget 2. Lev Vygotsky 3. John Dewey
  6. 6. Who Leads Constructivism? Cont.A Closer Look at Jean Piaget: Children and adults learn differently Knowledge builds upon itself Stages: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational Back to Menu!
  7. 7. How is it Utilized? Teachers present problems Students usually work in groups Relies on primary sources
  8. 8. How is it Utilized? Cont. Teachers are mediators Assessment through observation of work Portfolios, exhibitions, and projects Back to Menu!
  9. 9. How Will it be Used in My Classroom? I would… Allow group work occasionally Assign projects
  10. 10. How Will it be Used in My Classroom? Cont. I believe… Most students learn better hands on But, some learn better other ways Back to Menu!

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