Constructivism in Education

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Constructivism in Education

  1. 1. + Constructivism Sarah A.
  2. 2. + What? My Menu- Who? Classroom Behaviorism How?
  3. 3. + Constructivism- What?  Scaffolding: learning is based on previous experiences.  Active participation in learning process.  Critical-thinking causes construction of own understanding.  Learner-centered. Next
  4. 4. + Constructivism- What?  Learning takes time and is contextual.  Motivation is essential for learning.  Group activities enable learning.  “We don’t describe the world we see; we see the world we can describe.” -Peter Senge Menu
  5. 5. + Constructivism- Who?  Jean Piaget  Jerome Bruner  Lev Vygotsky  John Dewey Next
  6. 6. + Constructivism- Who?  Jerome Bruner:  Education shouldn’t focus on memorization, but experience.  Educational environment that focused on: 1. Traits unique to humans 2. How humans received these traits 3. How humans received more of these traits Menu
  7. 7. + Constructivism- How?  Students mostly work in groups.  Curriculum emphasis is on major concepts.  High value is placed on student questions.  Teachers are facilitators, students construct their own knowledge. Next
  8. 8. + Constructivism- How?  Technology and constructivism:  The internet allows for open discussion between students.  Computers allow for active learning.  Students learn use of technology through hands-on experience. Menu
  9. 9. + Constructivism- My Classroom  Hands-on activities.  Student will work in groups.  High value placed on students point of view. Next
  10. 10. + Constructivism- My Classroom  Communication encouraged between student and teacher.  Instead of textbooks, primary sources will be used.  Discuss prior knowledge before introducing new concept. Menu

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