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Constructivism

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A brief powerpoint presentation about the constructivist teaching theory.

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Constructivism

  1. 1. Constructivism By Sonja
  2. 2. The VIPs of Constructivism <ul><li>Jerome Bruner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ learner constructs new ideas or concepts based on his current or past knowledge” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jean Piaget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-defined four cognitive stages-sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lev Vygotsky </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social cognition theory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Dewey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive education and pragmatism </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why Constructivism? <ul><li>student centered theory </li></ul><ul><li>The learner forms, or constructs , much of what she learns or comprehends </li></ul><ul><li>The student/learner is an active participant </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand” Confucius
  5. 5. HOW it works! <ul><li>The Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Allows and promotes for collaborative learning, scaffolding and anchored instruction to develop students physically, mentally and socially </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning: pairing more advanced students with new learners to bring the new learner to a higher level of comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding: developing new knowledge based of old knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Anchored instruction: scaffolding applied to technology based learning </li></ul><ul><li>The Student </li></ul><ul><li>Students will explore and develop cognitively through experience </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. exploring the curriculum, conduct science experiments, use manipulatives for math and search the internet for information. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Constructivism and Art Education How I’ll apply it to my classroom <ul><li>Learning as a hands on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Center lessons around the student </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology to enhance learning through anchored instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I.e. a smart board, Ipads, internet research </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Work Cited <ul><li>Shelly, Gary B. Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom . Boston, MA: Thomson/Course Technology, 2010. Print </li></ul>

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