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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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 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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Psychology Applied to Teaching

Author: Jack Snowman,Rick McCown

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111298114

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 8106

This text has received wide acclaim for its applied, practical, and student-oriented approach to educational psychology, which demonstrates how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. Coverage of educational psychology is framed so that the aspiring and developing teachers who read it can see themselves as engaged learners: professionals who continuously seek, find, and test better ways to help their students succeed. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING, 13th 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. 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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Developing Standards in Research on Science Education

The ESERA Summer School 2004

Author: Fischer Hans E

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415383394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 12

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Ph.D. students from 14 European countries, Israel, Turkey and Venezuela in addition to supervisors and lecturers from 11 countries including Israel and USA worked for one week to understand each other with the goal of improving and sharpening features of their respective theoretical backgrounds, research questions, and design and methodological demands. The projects presented reflect a multitude of topics and goals of research in science education in Europe as well as the variety and elaboration of theoretical frameworks used and a remarkable level of methodological expertise. The following topics are included: Teachers’ thinking and beliefs and teachers’ actions in the classroom, the interaction between specific programs of science museums and teachers’ and classes’ plans for engagement with them, teaching, learning and understanding of new subject matter for science classes, different interaction processes in the classroom, discourse analysis, decision making processes in science classes and the use of models in chemistry lessons and last but not least specific characters and the function of text when learning physics by means of computer-based multimedia. All science subjects including earth science are involved in these articles and the level of analysed e
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Constructivist Instruction

Success Or Failure?

Author: Sigmund Tobias,Thomas M. Duffy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135847932

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Constructivist Instruction: Success or Failure? brings together leading thinkers from both sides of the hotly debated controversy about constructivist approaches to instruction. Although constructivist theories and practice now dominate the fields of the learning sciences, instructional technology, curriculum and teaching, and educational psychology, they have also been the subject of sharp criticism regarding sparse research support and adverse research findings. This volume presents: the evidence for and against constructivism; the challenges from information-processing theorists; and commentaries from leading researchers in areas such as text comprehension, technology, as well as math and science education, who discuss the constructivist framework from their perspectives. Chapters present detailed views from both sides of the controversy. A distinctive feature of the book is the dialogue built into it between the different positions. Each chapter concludes with discussions in which two authors with opposing views raise questions about the chapter, followed by the author(s)’ responses to those questions; for some chapters there are several cycles of questions and answers. These discussions, and concluding chapters by the editors, clarify, and occasionally narrow the differences between positions and identify needed research.
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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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Educational Psychology

Classroom Connections

Author: Paul D. Eggen,Don Kauchak

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780023317057

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 320

View: 8018

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What the Best College Students Do

Author: Ken Bain

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070380

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 2773

The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.
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Constructivism in Education

Opinions and Second Opinions on Controversial Issues

Author: Denis Charles Phillips

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constructivism (Education)

Page: 340

View: 8722

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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

View: 7126

This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.
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Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Author: Sharon Adelman Reyes,Trina Lynn Vallone

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141293687X

Category: Education

Page: 191

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This book provides guidelines for using constructivist teaching methods with English language learners and includes classroom examples, grade-level connections, and strategies that promote educational equity.
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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

View: 1848

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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In Search of Understanding

The Case for Constructivist Classrooms

Author: Jacqueline Grennon Brooks,Martin G. Brooks

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871203588

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 1287

Argues for the development of classrooms based on constructivist pedagogy.
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Mind in Society

The Development of Higher Psychological Processes

Author: L.S. Vygotsky

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674076680

Category: Psychology

Page: 175

View: 6825

The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays.
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Handbook of Research on Mobile Technology, Constructivism, and Meaningful Learning

Author: Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522539506

Category: Education

Page: 454

View: 8615

Advancements in technology in modern societies have resulted in an abundance of new educational tools and aids. Analyzing the effects of different mobile educational applications can provide insight into how technology can promote or discourage purposeful learning among students and educators alike. The Handbook of Research on Mobile Technology, Constructivism, and Meaningful Learning is a crucial scholarly resource that examines the use of newly-developed technology on classroom education. Featuring pertinent topics that include collaborative learning, social media integration, virtual reality, and critical thinking dispositions, this publication is ideal for educators, academicians, students, and researchers that are interested in expanding their knowledge on recent trends and technologies that are enhancing the educational field.
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Constructivist Blended Learning Approach

To Teaching English for Specific Purposes

Author: Oleg Tarnopolsky

Publisher: de Gruyter Open

ISBN: 9788376560021

Category: Constructivism (Education)

Page: 254

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Biographical note: Oleg Tarnopolsky (Doctor of Pedagogy, Fulbright Awards, 1994 and 2005) is Full Professor at Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) where he heads the Department of Applied Linguistics and Methods in Foreign Language Teaching. His research and publications focus on different aspects of language teaching. He is the author of more than 250 works (books, articles, textbooks) on teaching English as a foreign language published in his home country and across Europe, in Canada and in China. Contact:Managing Editor: Anna Borowska, PhD, [email protected]
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Constructivist Learning Environments

Case Studies in Instructional Design

Author: Brent Gayle Wilson

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 9780877782902

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 8730

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