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Introduction to Constructivism

Introduction to Constructivism

Author: Ashley Sweatt

In this module, you will learn about the constructivist theory and what it looks like in the classroom.

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Notes on "Introduction to Constructivism"


(00:00 - 00:10) Introduction

(00:11 - 00:34) What Will You Learn Today?

(00:35 - 01:25) What is Constructivism?

(01:26 - 02:53) What is the Process of Learning According to Constructivism?

(02:54 - 04:27) Why Implement Constructivism?

(04:28 - 05:53) How is Constructivism Different from Traditional Learning?

(05:54 - 06:38) What are Best Practices When Implementing The Constructivism Theory?

(06:39 - 07:48) What Did You Learn Today?

(07:49 - 08:18) Reflection

Additional Resources

Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology

This wiki connects the research on cognition with its implications for pedagogy in a technology-rich classroom. Scroll down to click on a link related to the concept of your choice for detailed explanations as well as examples of what the theory or strategy looks like in the classroom. Note that there are pages dedicated to constructivism, behaviorism, problem based learning, and inquiry that are relevant to the work in this course.

Behaviorism Wiki Page

This page is dedicated to behaviorism and how it applies to teaching and learning. Scroll down to learn about the educational implications and strategies that you can use in your classroom.

Education Theory: Constructivism and Social Constructivism in the Classroom

This page provides a concise overview with examples of application, and clearly defines the roles of the teacher and the student in a constructivist setting. Additionally, it provides a clear explanation of how assessment looks in a constructivist classroom.