ERIC Number: EJ1149506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Use of Collaboration, Authentic Learning, Linking Material to Personal Knowledge, and Technology in the Constructivist Classroom: Interviews with Community College Faculty Members
Zielinski, Dianne E.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v41 n10 p668-686 2017
This study explored how faculty members implemented constructivist teaching methods after training. The student-centered teaching methods were interactions and collaborations, authentic learning and real-world experiences, linking material to previously learned information, and using technology in the classroom. Seven faculty members trained in student-centered teaching methods by the professional development department at a community college were interviewed. Interviews were supplemented with teacher-generated documents and classroom observations. All reported implementing the recommended practices in the classrooms, both online and in traditional face-to-face classrooms.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), College Faculty, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Collaboration, Interaction, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Observation, Phenomenology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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