ERIC Number: ED418081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom.
Marlowe, Bruce A.; Page, Marilyn L.
This book addresses key issues that teachers raise about creating and sustaining constructivist classrooms, providing practical tips, techniques, and examples to allow step-by-step implementation of constructivism and ongoing evaluation of student progress. The book gives directions for use at any grade level and includes checklists to evaluate progress along the way. It provides practical assistance with issues related to inclusion, gifted and talented education, classroom management, technology integration, administration, parents, and the community. Chapter 1, "Armed and Dangerous: A Cautionary Tale," explains one new teacher's experiences in the reality of high school. Chapter 2, "Back to the Future," discusses what constructivism is, research results, and changing from traditional to constructivist classrooms. Chapter 3, "Coming of Age: The Active Learning Movement," explains the activity and active learning movements. Chapter 4, "Look before You Leap," discusses how to investigate your own classroom before moving forward. Chapter 5, "Back to the Real Basics," discusses the content/process question and how to get back to the basics, touching on multiple intelligences. Chapter 6, "Getting Your Feet Wet," outlines three models. Chapter 7, "Diving In: Teachers Tell Their Stories," presents various teachers' experiences. Chapter 8, "Untangling the Web: Technology in the Constructivist Classroom," examines technology use in constructivist classrooms. Chapter 9, "Making the Most of the Classroom Mosaic," describes how to work with diversity. Chapter 10,"Redemption and Bon Voyage," revisits the teacher from the first chapter and asks questions about creating constructivist classrooms. (Contains 128 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Change Strategies, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Multiple Intelligences, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Evaluation, Students, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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