ERIC Number: ED426860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Constructivism and Science Teaching. Fastback 435.
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)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Learning Theories, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
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
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.