Constructivism in Education

Unique in offering a multidisciplinary perspective on key issues of alternative epistemologies in education, this collection includes contributions from scholars in family therapy, epistemology, and mathematics, science, and language ...

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Author: Leslie P. Steffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136476082

Category: Education

Page: 600

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Unique in offering a multidisciplinary perspective on key issues of alternative epistemologies in education, this collection includes contributions from scholars in family therapy, epistemology, and mathematics, science, and language education. These respected researchers were brought together to develop the theme of constructivism as it applies to many diversified fields. This book examines key distinctions of various constructivist epistemologies, comparing and contrasting the various paradigms. Each section provides both keynote positions on a particular alternative paradigm as well as critical comments by respondents regarding that position. Several chapters also present a synthesis of the alternative epistemological perspectives.

The Practice of Constructivism in Science Education

This volume provides a needed elaboration of theories and potential applications of constructivism in science education.

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Author: Kenneth G. Tobin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136489747

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This volume provides a needed elaboration of theories and potential applications of constructivism in science education. Although the term "constructivism" is used widely, there has been a dearth of materials to guide science educators concerning the potential of constructivism to influence what is done in the field. In fact, there has been a tendency for constructivism to be viewed as a method that can be used in a classroom. This view tends to diminish the power of constructivism as a way of thinking about education, and in particular, about science education. The chapters in this book address the need to document the theoretical roots of constructivism and to describe how practitioners have applied constructivist oriented beliefs in the practice of K-12 teaching of science and mathematics, as well as teacher education. Not only does this book contain different theoretical perspectives on constructivism, but it also features a chapter that critiques constructivism as an epistemology. Specific topics covered include: * cooperative learning, * the negotiation of meaning, * problem centered learning, * social construction of knowledge, * science in culturally diverse settings, * curriculum planning and implementation, and * instructional technology. Issues associated with the preparation and enhancement of science teachers and the reform of science education are also explored.

Constructivist Education in an Age of Accountability

This book contrasts authentic approaches to education with classroom practices based primarily on standards external to the individuals who are supposed to learn.

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Author: David W. Kritt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319660509

Category: Education

Page: 351

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This book contrasts authentic approaches to education with classroom practices based primarily on standards external to the individuals who are supposed to learn. While other books tend to promote either a desperate scramble for meeting standards or determined resistance to neoliberal reforms, this book fills that gap in ways that will inspire practitioners, prospective teachers, and teacher educators. Mandates pay only lip service to constructivist and social constructivist principles while thwarting the value of both students and teachers actively creating understandings. Authors in this book assert the central importance of a range of constructivist approaches to teaching, learning, and thinking, inviting careful reflection on the goals and values of education.

Constructivist Teacher Education

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author: Virginia Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135715069

Category: Education

Page: 208

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Constructivism in Education

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Author: Denis Charles Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106015290429

Category: Constructivism (Education)

Page: 340

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Constructivism in Education is a lively discussion of the varieties of constructivist thought which have been applied to the teaching of school subjects, especially science and mathematics. Contributors include philosophers of education and specialists in science, mathematics, and childhood education.

Information Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education Progressive Learning Frameworks

"This volume is grounded in the thesis that information technology may offer the only viable avenue to the implementation of constructivist and progressive educational principles in higher education, and that the numerous efforts now under ...

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Author: Payne, Carla R.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605666556

Category: Computers

Page: 414

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"This volume is grounded in the thesis that information technology may offer the only viable avenue to the implementation of constructivist and progressive educational principles in higher education, and that the numerous efforts now under way to realize these principles deserve examination and evaluation"--Provided by publisher.

Innovations in Teacher Education

Presents key principles of teacher education and concrete examples from successful programs. This book offers a comprehensive, “social constructivist” approach to preservice education.

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Author: Clive Beck

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481844

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Presents key principles of teacher education and concrete examples from successful programs.

Constructivism in Science Education

Study conducted at Demonstration Multipurpose School and Kendriya Vidyalaya situated in Mysore, Karnataka, India.

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Author: K. V. Sridevi

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8183563457

Category: Constructivism (Education)

Page: 238

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Study conducted at Demonstration Multipurpose School and Kendriya Vidyalaya situated in Mysore, Karnataka, India.

In Search of Understanding

Argues for the development of classrooms based on constructivist pedagogy.

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Author: Jacqueline Grennon Brooks

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871203588

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Argues for the development of classrooms based on constructivist pedagogy.

Art of Constructivist Teaching in the Primary School

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author: Nick Selley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134105021

Category: Education

Page: 103

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Constructivist Teaching

Constructivist teaching theory is explored under the headings "knowledge" and "humans." According to constructivist theory, knowledge is constructed by humans, it is conjectural and fallible, and it grows through exposure.

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Author: John A. Zahorik

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017405007

Category: Constructivism (Education)

Page: 42

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This fastback examines the theory and practice of constructivist teaching and suggests how teachers can decide what form of constructivist teaching they might want to use. Constructivist teaching theory is explored under the headings "knowledge" and "humans." According to constructivist theory, knowledge is constructed by humans, it is conjectural and fallible, and it grows through exposure. Humans have a built-in aversion to disorder and have internal knowledge structures that guide perceptions, understanding, and action. Five elements of one conception of constructivist teaching practice include; activating prior knowledge, acquiring knowledge, understanding knowledge, using knowledge, and reflecting knowledge. The four types of constructivist teaching that emerge from these five elements are application, discovery, extension, and invention. Examples of these types are given. The next section focuses on beliefs and their importance in deciding about constructivist teaching and which forms to use. In the last sections, threats to implementation and the future of constructivist teaching are discussed. (Contains 14 references.) (ND)

A Social Constructivist Approach to Translator Education

This is a book about the teaching and particularly the acquisition of translation-related skills and knowledge.

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Author: Donald Kiraly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317641407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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This is a book about the teaching and particularly the acquisition of translation-related skills and knowledge. Well grounded in theory, the book also provides numerous examples drawn from the author's extensive classroom experience in translator education and foreign language teaching. Kiraly uses a number of classroom case studies to illustrate his method, including: introductory courses in translation studies, project-based translation practice courses, translation studies seminars, as well as naturalistic foreign language learning classes for student translators. The book is primarily geared toward translator educators and programme administrators, as well as students of translation, and will also be of interest to foreign language teachers who incorporate translation into their teaching, to translation scholars, and to others involved in the world of translation.

The Comprehensive Handbook of Constructivist Teaching

This book provides an indepth look, from the Constructivist perspective, at each one of these components. In every sense of the word, this book is truly “comprehensive.”

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Author: James Pelech

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607523765

Category: Education

Page: 229

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While many people talk about the Constructivist philosophy, there has not been a publication that provides a detailed description of what a Constructivist classroom sounds like and looks like. This book fills that void by examining the philosophy, translating it into teaching strategies, and providing over forty examples. These examples come from the elementary level up to and including the collegiate level, and include all content areas. These examples show how the Constructivist educator uses the linguistic mode, the visual mode, and the kinesthetic mode to create a class environment in which the Constructivist philosophy flourishes. Examples of student work are provided; the book also includes chapters on notetaking, ProblemBased Learning (PBL), action research, and other Constructivist resources. Written in userfriendly form, this book presents a concrete and step by step approach for translating the Constructivist philosophy into classroom practice. This book is intended for every Constructivist researcher, practitioner, and teachereducator. The researcher and teachereducator will benefit from topics such as the history of Constructivist thought, the principles of Constructivism and action research. This book is more than a list of recipes, and this will be beneficial to the practitioner. Starting with the principles of Constructivism, and bridging to four basic teaching strategies, the practitioner is guided on how to use different learning modes and “metastrategies” to create a true Constructivist practice. An educator’s life is made up of one’s philosophy, teaching principles, daily strategies, resources, and research tools. This book provides an indepth look, from the Constructivist perspective, at each one of these components. In every sense of the word, this book is truly “comprehensive.”

Constructivism

Praise for the First Edition! “Provides the reader with many ways of connecting to the central ideas of constructivism . . . highly readable.” —Gifted Child Quarterly “Shows how constructivist theory can inform classroom practices, ...

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Author: Catherine Twomey Fosnot

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772591

Category: Education

Page: 321

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This enduring bestseller remains the most comprehensive examination of constructivism and its relationship to teaching and learning. Closing the gap between theory and practice, well-known scholars make constructivism accessible by showing its application in everyday classrooms. Building on the success of the first edition, the authors have completely updated this popular text and expanded its scope to include examples of constructivist teaching across all grade levels and disciplines. An ambitious revision of a now classic text, Constructivism: Theory, Perspectives, and Practice, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for practicing teachers, teacher educators, and curriculum specialists in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts. New for the Second Edition! An updated theory section that adds further contemporary biological evidence to go beyond the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky—offering a more contemporary framework for a psychological theory of learning.New chapters reflecting the school-based reforms that have been initiated since the writing of the first edition—specifically addressing the changes in mathematics, social studies, and teacher education.A new chapter on the emerging field of disability studies—including a critique that unmasks current practices and assumptions that better serve schools rather than students and their families. Contributors: Paul Cobb • Susan Cowey • Rheta DeVries • Eleanor Duckworth • Dewey I. Dykstra, Jr. • George Forman • Catherine Twomey Fosnot • Catherine A. Franklin • June S. Gould • Maxine Greene • Candace Julyan • Randall Stewart Perry • D. Kim Reid • Deborah Schifter • Jan Weatherly Valle • Ernst von Glasersfeld • Betty Zan. Praise for the First Edition! “Provides the reader with many ways of connecting to the central ideas of constructivism . . . highly readable.” —Gifted Child Quarterly “Shows how constructivist theory can inform classroom practices, and . . . provides teachers with a deeper understanding that gives substance to the rhetoric of school reform.” —Journal of Curriculum Studies

Psychology for the Classroom Constructivism and Social Learning

Essential reading for practising teachers and students, this book is a valuable guide for those looking to provide effective teaching and learning within a constructivist framework.

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Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136995712

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Psychology for the Classroom: Constructivism and Social Learning provides a lively introduction to the much debated topics of talk and group collaboration in classrooms, and the development of interactive approaches to teaching. The authors provide a background to research in constructivist and social learning theory, offering a broad and practical analysis which focuses on contemporary issues and strategies, including the use of e-learning and multimedia. Throughout the book theory is linked with its practical implications for everyday teaching and learning and chapters incorporate: the history of constructivist and social learning theory and key thinkers pedagogical implications practical strategies for the classroom constructivist theory and e-learning. Case studies and vignettes demonstrating best practice are used throughout the text, illustrating how monitored collaboration between learners can result in an effective learning environment where targets are met. Essential reading for practising teachers and students, this book is a valuable guide for those looking to provide effective teaching and learning within a constructivist framework.

Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom

Taking students from passive spoon-fed knowledge to creation and acquisition of real learning: It sounds terrific. But how do you do it? This book shows you how.

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Author: Bruce A. Marlowe

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483334295

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Updated Edition of Bestseller! Marlowe and Page bring together constructivist theory with step-by-step guidance and ready-to-use checklists to make constructivist learning a reality in your classroom.

Curriculum Planning

This well-researched text spotlights ways to involve parents, students, and teachers in the curriculum-planning process and engages the reader in critical thinking and analysis about curriculum planning and education reform.

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Author: Kenneth T. Henson

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478628101

Category: Education

Page: 502

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The fifth edition of this critically acclaimed approach to curriculum planning continues to receive accolades for its balanced presentation, pertinent case studies, and advice from practicing educators. It skillfully interweaves the themes of multicultural education, constructivism, and education reform. The author documents the latest trends, such as e-learning, blended learning and flipped learning, the controversial Common Core State Standards, and the impact of technology in our schools, including the BYOD (bring your own device) movement, digital citizenship, and technological literacy. This well-researched text spotlights ways to involve parents, students, and teachers in the curriculum-planning process and engages the reader in critical thinking and analysis about curriculum planning and education reform.

Constructivist Views on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

This volume considers the background of constructivism, explores what it means to carry out the process of mathematical thinking and describes how children engage in mathematical activity and how teachers can promote this activity.

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Author: Robert Benjamin Davis

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of

ISBN: UOM:39015032359203

Category: Constructive mathematics

Page: 210

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The Monograph Series is published by NCTM as a supplement to the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME). Each monograph has a single theme related to the learning or teaching of mathematics. This volume considers the background of constructivism, explores what it means to carry out the process of mathematical thinking and describes how children engage in mathematical activity and how teachers can promote this activity.

Applying Standards based Constructivism

This book provides practical ways to apply constructivism in a teacher's day-to-day classroom life.

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Author: Pat Flynn

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781930556683

Category: Education

Page: 187

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Many learning standards and core curricula demand that students demonstrate what they know. Students cannot demonstrate if they sit passively in classrooms, listening to their teachers' lectures. These standards call for a different set of teaching practices, based on constructivist theory. Constructivism is based on a body of research that supports the position that understanding can't be poured from one person's head to another's like water and that each of us creates our own picture of the world through our own personal engagement with it. This book provides practical ways to apply constructivism in a teacher's day-to-day classroom life.