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ERIC Number: EJ1002158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
A Field Guide to Constructivism in the College Science Classroom: Four Essential Criteria and a Guide to Their Usage
Hartle, R. Todd; Baviskar, Sandhya; Smith, Rosemary
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v38 n2 p31-35 Dec 2012
This field guide provides four essential criteria for constructivism as well as a guide for using these criteria to identify and assess the level of constructivism being used in an educational experience. The criteria include: 1) prior knowledge, 2) cognitive dissonance, 3) application with feedback, and 4) metacognition. This guide provides timely, valuable information and "best practices" for science educators, especially faculty in higher education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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