Constructivism and Science Teaching

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Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1998 - Authorship - 44 pages
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This monograph addresses the basic ideas of constructivism in the context of science teaching. Instructional practices for applying constructivist-based teaching principles explained in this document include using open-ended, hands-on activities; cooperative learning; various questioning strategies; student journals; and a curriculum based on the learning cycle. For teachers new to constructivist principles, strategies for the gradual transition to a constructivist teaching style are outlined. Assessment options, the constructivist use of textbooks, and the varieties of constructivism are discussed. (WRM)

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
31
Section 5
35
Section 6
40
Section 7
43

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