Saturday, June 14, 2014

Constructivism, is it for you?

I was recently given the assignment in class to work with a group of my peers and create a power point presentation highlighting the constructivism movement in education and presenting to a "board" for review.  Our goal was to try to convince the "board" to adopt our project of introducing constructivist views into the classroom.  So you may be asking yourself what is constructivism??  Well, the constructivist approach is defined as the "view that emphasizes the active role of the learner in building understanding and making sense of information" (Woolfolk, 2013, p. G- 3).   Essentially, in constructivism, you allow the learner to discover the information.  It is very different than direct instruction and has the learner finding out and discovering new knowledge and ideas.  To learn more about constructivism check out our powerpoint!



Woolfolk, A. (2013).  Educational Psychology (12th ed.).  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc. 

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