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Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning

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In this section of the constructivism workshop (Exploration), you will have many opportunities to both analyze what you're already doing well, and to explore some new techniques that you can add to your repertoire.
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Problem-based learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject in the context of complex, multifaceted, and realistic problems. Working in groups, students identify what they already know, what they need to know, and how and where to access new information that may lead to resolution of the problem. The role of the instructor is that of facilitator of learning who provides appropriate scaffolding of that process by (for example), asking probing questions, providing appropriate resources, and leading class discussions, as well as designing student assessments.
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FOUNDATIONS Vol. 2: An Introduction to Inquiry - Home Page

FOUNDATIONS Vol. 2: An Introduction to Inquiry - Home Page | Constructivism | Scoop.it
FOUNDATIONS: A monograph for professionals in science, mathematics, and technology education - Inquiry: Thoughts, Views, and Strategies for the K-5 Classroom...
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Classroom Organization-Strategies for Middle Years

Classroom Organization-Strategies for Middle Years | Constructivism | Scoop.it
Small group work is one way of ensuring active participation of students. Group work may challenge many teachers as control of classroom knowledge and organisation is passed to the students.

Group work enables students to move more readily from receiving knowledge to generating knowledge. Through talk students are able to personalise this knowledge and scaffold their thinking processes and understandings.
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Cooperative Learning Teaching Strategies: Professional Development Resource - TeacherVision.com

Cooperative Learning Teaching Strategies: Professional Development Resource - TeacherVision.com | Constructivism | Scoop.it
Use these strategies to improve your students' cooperative learning skills. Included are articles to teach you about each concept and lesson plans with which you can implement the strategies.
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Questions to Promote Inquiry

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These questions are intended for teachers to pose as they interact with students engaged in inquiry processes.
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Constructivism in practice: The case for meaning-making in the virtual world

Constructivism in practice: The case for meaning-making in the virtual world | Constructivism | Scoop.it
This study examined whether constructivist practices in the classroom help students make deeper, more meaningful knowledge constructions than those derived from traditional classroom practices. This chapter describes the relationship between the learning theory known as constructivism, the semiotic theory of signs, and the use of 3-D interactive environments as a constructivist learning tool.
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Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning | Constructivism | Scoop.it
As pointed out in the National Science Education Standards (National Research Council, 1996), students who use inquiry to learn science engage in many of the same activities and thinking processes as scientists who are seeking to expand human knowledge of the natural world. Yet the activities and thinking processes used by scientists are not always familiar to the educator seeking to introduce inquiry into the classroom. By describing inquiry in both science and in classrooms, this volume explores the many facets of inquiry in science education.
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Social Skills & Cooperative Learning Structures

Social Skills & Cooperative Learning Structures | Constructivism | Scoop.it
eMINTS teacher, Kristy Cofer, shares cooperative learning structures she uses to promote classroom community as well as some troubleshooting tips.
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