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ERIC Number: ED402316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 22
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Constructivist Strategies for Teaching Educational Psychology.
Scheurman, Geoffrey
The conceptual connections between aspects of critical thinking described by the Reflective Judgment Model, a theory of adult intellectual development, and a larger set of psychological principles derived from constructivist theories of learning are highlighted. In spite of parallels between these conceptual schemes, as well as the practical implications each has for secondary and higher education, there is still a dearth of literature dealing specifically with how to translate such theories into sound teaching strategies involving young adults. This limitation is addressed by describing introductory activities for units in human development and motivation in an undergraduate educational psychology course. The activities are evaluated using criteria associated with constructivist learning theory in general and with the Reflective Judgment Model in particular. Finally, it is argued that elements of the activities are generalizable to other levels, such as high school and graduate school, to other courses in teacher education, and to other domains of knowledge such as the humanities and physical sciences. Four appendixes present materials used as topics in the classes. (Contains 1 table and 27 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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