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ERIC Number: ED410207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Teachers for Tomorrow: A Constructivist Approach.
Damon, Linda; And Others
A 12-hour curriculum/methods block designed to lead elementary education teacher candidates through a constructivist, integrated model of teaching and learning is outlined. This block is part of a graduate level program that leads to licensure and a master's of Curriculum and Instruction in Curriculum and Instruction called Initial Teacher Education (ITE). The major concepts of the course are: intelligence as a capacity to learn, diversity, constructivism, integration, holistic approach, inclusion, technology as a tool, collaboration, and reflection. Activities to build knowledge and understanding include developing a lesson plan based on research of a downtown urban community, and an extended classroom activity allowing for real life application of earth science, mathematics, social studies, expressive arts, and literacy. Activities to apply curriculum content include an extended classroom activity in which teacher candidates plan an integrated day based on the content of Colorado state history from 1850 to 1880 and planning a thematic unit using curriculum guides and standards, literature, and various technologies. Based on their understanding of how children learn and how differences among children impact learning, candidates develop curriculum, instruction, and assessment to meet the needs of all their students. (Contains 14 references.) (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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