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ERIC Number: ED407269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 32
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Teaching from a Constructivist Paradigm: A Way of Knowing and Learning or a Case of "Pedagogical Tricks?"
Beeth, Michael E.; And Others
There is widespread acceptance that teaching from a constructivist paradigm requires a learning environment, a set of teaching-learning strategies, and a method of assessment that differs significantly from those usually found in classrooms that operate from a behaviorist theory or from an objectivist epistemology. There is, however, less unanimity about the nature of a constructivist paradigm, how the paradigm can be interpreted to create a teaching-learning environment that operates from a constructivist perspective, or whether the teaching-learning process that operates from a constructivist perspective is a prime example of "pedagogical tricks" in action. This paper records an interactive symposium addressing the question of whether teaching from a constructivist perspective should be considered a case of "pedagogical tricks". Contributors to this discussion address these issues by presenting their individual perspectives in their own voices rather than synthesizing individual perspectives into a conceptual whole. A brief synopsis of participant research interests is included to help the reader put the participants' comments into context. Contains 48 references. (PVD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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