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ERIC Number: ED426860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87367-635-1
Constructivism and Science Teaching. Fastback 435.
Colburn, Alan
This monograph addresses the basic ideas of constructivism in the context of science teaching. Instructional practices for applying constructivist-based teaching principles explained in this document include using open-ended, hands-on activities; cooperative learning; various questioning strategies; student journals; and a curriculum based on the learning cycle. For teachers new to constructivist principles, strategies for the gradual transition to a constructivist teaching style are outlined. Assessment options, the constructivist use of textbooks, and the varieties of constructivism are discussed. (WRM)
Phi Delta Kappa International, 408 North Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; Tel: 812-339-1156.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.