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Constructivist Learning theory

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tina myers

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Transcript of Constructivist Learning theory

What is the Constructivist Theory?
"Constructivism is a philosophy of learning founded on the premise that, by reflecting on our experiences, we construct our own understanding of the world we live in" ("Constructivism").
“Learners are given the freedom to think, to question, to reflect, and to interact with ideas, objects, and others—in other words, to construct meaning" ("What Is a Constructivist Classroom?").
During the 19th century there was a large need to understand individuals and their minds.
Who,What,Why, and How
Works Sited
Constructivism. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://www.funderstanding.com/theory/constructivism/

Constructivist Education. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from https://constructivism.wordpress.com/category/learning-principles/

Special education: Gifted children. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/art-115026/Two-children-in-a-gifted-class-work-together-to-write

Dear teachers …. (2010, May 15). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://blog.karthiksankar.com/dear_teachers/

Jean Piaget. (2009, September 17). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html

Jean Piaget: Genetic Epistemology and Cognitive Constructivism. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://www.lifecircles-inc.com/Learningtheories/constructivism/piaget.html
Constructivist Traits
("Constructivist Education")
Ask questions
Self reflection
Creating relationships
Problem solving
Interactive and hands on
Open minded
Constructivist Learning theory
By: Tina Myers

What Is a Constructivist Classroom? (2011, January 10). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://imaginationsoup.net/2011/01/what-is-a-constructivist-classroom/

Philip's Blog. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from https://kontorphilip.wordpress.com/

Williams, A. (2011, May 19). What Is a Constructivist Approach to Teaching? Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://www.ehow.com/info_8455246_constructivist-approach-teaching.html

History of Constructivism. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://512-constructivism.wikispaces.com/History of Constructivism

Theories of Learning in Educational Psychology. (n.d.). Retrieved February 27, 2015, from http://www.lifecircles-inc.com/Learningtheories/social/Vygotsky.html

Works Sited
Constructivist Classroom looks like...
Children working together
(Williams, "What Is a Constructivist Approach to Teaching?")
(Williams, "What Is a Constructivist Approach to Teaching?")
Constructivist Classroom looks like...
("special education: gifted children")
Teachers assist
("Dear teachers …")
Children should actively work and discuss what they are working on.
Children learn through scaffolding and support.
Teachers should stimulate ideas and facilitate learning.
Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky played a large role in shaping constructivist theory.
("History of Constructivism")
("Jean Piaget")
Jean Piaget
He was the "first psychologist to make a systematic study of cognitive development."
Before Piaget people assumed that children were "less competent than adults".
("Theories of Learning in Educational Psychology")
Lev Vygotsky
Vygotsky shared views with Piaget.
He believed that the teacher was an important and active person in the classroom.
The classroom is an active learning environment with many manipulatives and hands on items.
("Jean Piaget: Genetic Epistemology and Cognitive Constructivism")
Piaget's Stages
"Sensorimotor stage: (Birth to 2 years)"
"Pre- Operational stage: (2 to 5 years)"

"Concrete Operations stage: (5 to 11 years)
"Formal Operations stage: (11 years to adult )"
"Beyond age 18 "
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