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Teaching Tips: Constructivism
These sites are about using constructivism in teaching. Teachers of kindergarten through high school will find information about constructivism on these sites. Included is an eThemes resource on inquiry based learning.
This slideshare presentation provides an overview of constructivism and provides a sample instructional activity practicing constructivist principles.
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This resource addresses: how do I apply constructivism in my classroom?, what are some simple ways to get started?, what are some challenges I may face?, how do I assess student progress?, how does constructivism align with state and national standards?, how does technology complement constructivism?, and how do I work with my school, the parents, and the community?
This study explores constructivism, how it is practiced, alternative assessment, classroom examples of constructivist practices, Project Zero: Harvard's Teaching for Understanding Framework, the ACOT Program, the Kellogg Classroom of Tomorrow (KCOT) Program, Constructivism and Semiotics, an Educational Semiotic, sign theory as an assessment tool, and 3-D Interactive Environments (Virtual Reality).
This article "identifies major forms of constructivism and considers issues and challenges that surface when implementing constructivist approaches to preservice and inservice teacher education." NOTE: The site includes ads.
These sites for teachers explain the concept of inquiry-based learning and offer arguments for why this type of learning is helpful to students. Learn how to create an inquiry-based unit and how to assess student performance. Read papers and reports on how student learning is affected. Includes handouts and links to inquiry-based lessons. There are also videos showing students engaged in an inquiry-based project.