Constructivist Oriented Lessons

The Learning Environments and the Teaching Sequences

Author: Ari Widodo

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631529195

Category: Education

Page: 202

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The study presented in this book is embedded within the -Video Study of Physics Lessons- conducted by the Institute for Science Education at the University of Kiel. The study aims at analysing whether physics lessons taught by a sample of German physics teachers meet key characteristics of constructivist learning environments and constructivist teaching sequences as identified in the literature. Classroom learning environments are assessed using a category system called the Constructivist Oriented Science Classrooms (COSC), while teaching sequences are assessed using a category system called the Constructivist Teaching Sequences (CTS). This book presents the results of the analyses as well as the correlations between the appearances of the characteristics of constructivist-oriented lessons and students' achievement and students' interest."
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Psychology Applied to Teaching

Author: Jack Snowman,Rick McCown,Robert Biehler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618968563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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This market-leading text has received wide acclaim for providing an applied, practical, and student-oriented approach to educational psychology. Psychology Applied to Teaching takes complex psychological theories and demonstrates how they apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. The Twelfth Edition combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long-standing theory and applications to create a textbook that addresses the needs of today's teachers and students. This new edition also reflects the Houghton Mifflin Education mission to help bridge the gap from preservice to practice. To that end, several of the program's features foster in students an appreciation of reflection. The first and last chapters discuss the concept and importance of reflective teaching; by providing Pause & Reflect and Journal Entry opportunities throughout the text prompt active reflection; and a new feature, Revealing & Challenging Assumptions, offers aspiring teachers opportunities to confront and reflect on problematic assumptions about teaching and learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Building Teachers: A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education

Author: David Jerner Martin,Kimberly S. Loomis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133943012

Category: Education

Page: 480

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Designed from the ground up with a constructivist framework, BUILDING TEACHERS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO INTRODUCING EDUCATION, 2nd Edition helps future teachers create their own understanding of education. As the authors address the key topics generally covered in an introductory book, they encourage readers to develop their own understandings by connecting their prior knowledge, experiences, and biases with new experiences to which they will be exposed during the course. Highlights of the new edition include stronger standards integration and expanded material on diversity and technology. By interacting with the materials presented, rather than merely memorizing the book's content, readers learn what teaching is all about in an exploratory, inquiring, constructivist-based manner. In turn, they can help the children in their classrooms learn meaningfully. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Design Thinking for Education

Conceptions and Applications in Teaching and Learning

Author: Joyce Hwee Ling Koh,Ching Sing Chai,Benjamin Wong,Huang-Yao Hong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812874445

Category: Education

Page: 131

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This book explores, through eight chapters, how design thinking vocabulary can be interpreted and employed in educational contexts. The theoretical foundations of design thinking and design in education are first examined by means of a literature review. This is then followed by chapters that characterize design thinking among children, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers using research data collected from the authors’ design-driven coursework and projects. The book also examines issues associated with methods for fostering and assessing design thinking. In the final chapter, it discusses future directions for the incorporation of design thinking into educational settings. Intended for teachers, teacher educators and university instructors, this book aims to provide them with the theoretical foundations needed to grasp design thinking, and to provide examples of how design thinking can be interpreted and evaluated. The materials covered will help these groups of professionals to consider how design thinking can be integrated into their own teaching and learning contexts. The book will also promote a discourse between educational researchers on the theoretical development of design thinking in educational settings.
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Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach

Author: David Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495004952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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In this pioneering text, Martin uses a constructivist approach to guide students in learning how to teach in a constructivist manner. Grounded in the belief that it is more important for children to learn how to do science than it is for them to learn about science, this text is predicated on the reality that teachers of elementary science do not need to know a great deal of science to be good science teachers, but need to be co-inquirers with their students. To facilitate your students' learning, this text features a wealth of exercises: for teacher candidates, the book includes open-ended inquiry activities that help them to construct their own personal conceptualizations about science content and teaching science in the elementary school; and, it contains over 170 process-oriented, open-ended activities that teachers can use to encourage children to develop and perform their own investigations. The Book Companion CD-ROM, included with each new copy, provides tools and resources, such as additional activities and video, which students can use both in their college course and later in elementary science classrooms. All activities are linked to National Science Education Standards for content, professional development, assessment, and teaching, and the activities contain suggestions of appropriate children's literature. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Educational Psychology

Classroom Connections

Author: Paul D. Eggen,Don Kauchak

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780023317057

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 320

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Teaching Constructivist Science, K-8

Nurturing Natural Investigators in the Standards-Based Classroom

Author: Michael L. Bentley,Edward S. Ebert II,Christine Ebert

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412925762

Category: Education

Page: 229

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This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.
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Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach

Author: David Jerner Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111305439

Category: Education

Page: 632

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The text that pioneered a constructivist approach to elementary science teaching is based on two fundamental and complementary ideas: that it's more important for children to learn how to do science than to learn about science, and that elementary science teachers needing to know a great deal of science, but rather should be co-inquirers with their students. ELEMENTARY SCIENCE METHODS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH, Sixth Edition, features a wealth of exercises, including open-ended inquiry activities that help teacher candidates construct their own conceptualizations about science content and teaching methods. More than 170 process-oriented, open-ended activities, organized by grade level, can be used to encourage children to develop and perform their own investigations. All activities and much of the text content are clearly linked to National Science Education Standards (NSES) for content, professional development, assessment, and teaching. Also included are suggestions for appropriate children's literature to encourage interdisciplinary learning. The book's website, Education CourseMate, provides valuable tools and resources such as additional activities and video clips that students can use both in their college course and later in elementary science classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Japanese Lesson Study in Mathematics

Its Impact, Diversity and Potential for Educational Improvement

Author: Masami Isoda

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812707476

Category: Effective teaching

Page: 280

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In Before It''s Too Late: A Report to the Nation from the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (2000) in the US, the authors quote from James Stigler''s conclusions from various videotape research studies of mathematics teaching: The key to long-term improvement [in teaching] is to figure out how to generate, accumulate, and share professional knowledge. Japanese Lesson Study has proved to be one successful means. This book supports the growing movement of lesson study to improve the quality of mathematics education from the original viewpoints of Japanese educators who have been engaging in lesson study in mathematics for professional development and curriculum implementation. This book also illustrates several projects related to lesson study in other countries.
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Teaching Science as Inquiry

Author: Arthur A. Carin,Joel E. Bass,Terry L. Contant

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 334

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Research tells us that an inquiry approach to science teaching motivates and engages every type of student, helping students understand science's relevance to their lives as well as the nature of science itself. But is there a Manageable way for new and experienced teachers to bring inquiry into their science classrooms? "Teaching Science as Inquiry" models this effective approach to science teaching with a two-part structure: "Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry" and "Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry." The Methods portion scaffolds concepts and illustrates instructional models to help readers understand the inquiry approach to teaching. The Activities portion follows the 5-E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate), which is a Learning Cycle model introduced in the methods chapters that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards. Integrating an inquiry approach, science content, teaching methods, standards, and a bank of inquiry activities, "Teaching Science as Inquiry" demonstrates the manageable way for new and experienced teachers to bring inquiry into the science classroom. Integrated standards coverage in all chapters provides a clear picture of the best ways to let the NSES Standards inform instruction. Each activity is keyed to the NSES Standards, further developing new and experienced teachers' fluency with a standards-based science classroom. Margin notes throughout methods chapters link readers to activities that model science teaching methods and the development of science content. Annenberg videos, fully integrated in the text through reflective cases, ground chapter concepts by illustrating inquiry teaching in classrooms.
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Psychologie der Intelligenz

Author: Jean Piaget

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608940145

Category:

Page: 196

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Constructivist Methods for Teaching in Diverse Middle-level Classrooms

Author: Kenneth T. Henson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205391813

Category: Education

Page: 407

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"Constructivist Methods for Teaching in Diverse Middle-Level Classrooms" is designed to prepare prospective middle-level teachers for their first classroom experience and to help in-service teachers improve their teaching skills. Each of the themes in this text addresses a major goal set by the National Middle School Association or the Carnegie Council on Adolescent development. The book has three themes: constructivism, multiculturalism, and a proactive approach to teaching - all topics of importance to middle-level teachers. Features: Each chapter opens with a graphic organizer, showing a clear picture of how the major parts relate to each other, followed by objectives and connecting statements. Each chapter has a case study of a real event that is happening today in a middle school, written by an educator working directly with or in that school. 24 proactive silk-screened boxes engage the readers in activities that promote proactive behavior. 24 reflective silk-screened boxes cause the readers to stop and relate the content to their experiences. 28 silk-screened boxes, most written by state Teachers of the Year provide practical tips from some of the nation's brightest teachers. Each chapter is summarized with a "Recap of Major Ideas," "Summary," and "Suggested readings and resources." Author bio: Ken Henson is dean of the School of Education at The Citadel. A former middle grades science and math teacher, he received both a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2000, the Association of Teacher Educators and Wadsworth Publishers named Mr. Henson the Distinguished Teacher Educator of the Year.
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