ERIC Number: ED431762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of Understanding. The Case for Constructivist Classrooms. [Revised.]
Brooks, Jacqueline Grennon; Brooks, Martin G.
This book presents a case for the development of classrooms in which students are encouraged to construct deep understandings of important concepts. The book contains 3 parts with 10 chapters. Part 1, "The Call for Constructivism," includes (1) "Honoring the Learning Process," (2) "Considering the Possibilities," and (3) "Coming to Know One's World." Part 2, "Some Guiding Principles of Constructivism," includes (4) "Posing Problems of Emerging Relevance to Students," (5) "Structuring Learning Around Primary Concepts: The Quest for Essence," (6) "Seeking and Valuing Students' Points of View," (7) "Adapting Curriculum to Address Students' Suppositions," and (8) "Assessing Student Learning in the Context of Teaching." Section 3, "Creating Constructivist Settings," includes (9)"Becoming a Constructivist Teacher" and (10) "Pursuing Meaningful Victories." Each chapter contains references. (SM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.
Note: "With a new introduction by the authors." For previous edition, see ED 366 428.