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H?ng, Ngô Vu Thu; Meijer, Marijn Roland; Bulte, Astrid M. W.; Pilot, Albert – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
Social constructivism has been increasingly studied and implemented in science school education. Nevertheless, there is a lack of holistic studies on the implementation of social constructivist approach in primary science education in Confucian heritage culture. This study aims to determine to what extent a social constructivist approach is…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Science Education, Elementary School Science, Asian Culture
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Knapp, Nancy Flanagan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Social constructivist principles and ideas are among those most cited in both educational and psychological circles today, and many current scholars and reformers ground their work in social constructivist theories. Yet the basic principles of social constructivism are notoriously difficult for students to understand and grapple with. This article…
Descriptors: Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Class Activities, Small Group Instruction
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Thompson, Christine Marmé – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
Constructivist thought and practice connect easily with forms of art education that emphasize choice and student agency. This article traces the contemporary forms of constructivism that vie with more structured pedagogical approaches in American schools and recommends policies and procedures that may preserve the qualities of constructivist…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Praxis, Art Education, Teaching Methods
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Schrader, Dawn E. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
Social media provide new means and opportunities for learning that are consistent with major tenets of both social and cognitive constructivism, and extend the process of learning and meaning construction to more diverse communities and universally accessible shared activities that are jointly and concurrently engaged in by both peers and experts.
Descriptors: Social Media, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Go, Youngmi; Kang, Jinju – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it investigates the self-images of science teaching held by early childhood pre-service teachers who took constructivism early childhood science education courses. Second, it analyzes what aspects of those courses influenced these images. The participants were eight pre-service teachers who took these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept
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d'Agnese, Vasco – Ethics and Education, 2015
Is von Glasersfeld's constructivism actually radical? In this article, I respond to this question by analyzing von Glasersfeld's main works. I argue that the essential theoretical move of radical constructivism--namely the assertion that reality is the construction of a human mind that only responds to the subjective perception of "what…
Descriptors: Ethics, Constructivism (Learning), Moral Values, Educational Philosophy
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Hott, Brittany L.; Dibbs, Rebecca Anne – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Completion of a quality Algebra course by 8th grade is a prerequisite for successful entry into STEM majors; thus best practices in this critical course must be as equitable as possible to support STEM recruitment and retention. However, if the research base for Algebra is under-examines some populations of students, structural inequity may be…
Descriptors: Intervention, Algebra, Special Education, Mathematics Education
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Vaughn, Margaret – Reading Psychology, 2019
Adaptive teaching is considered a cornerstone of effective literacy teaching. Research has explored this dynamic aspect of classroom instruction and has found that given recent educational reform efforts implementing adaptive teaching during reading instruction has been particularly difficult. This study examined a yearlong inquiry of teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Metacognition
Rybakova, Katie; Whitt, Kate Cook – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The classic image of a college classroom often includes a professor standing at the front of a room or hall, often standing near a chalkboard or projector screen, lecturing to a room full of 30 to 100 students diligently taking notes. This model of instruction, often referred to as direct instruction, however, is grounded in somewhat-outdated…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Discourse, Classroom Communication, Active Learning
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Powell, Katherine C.; Kalina, Cody J. – Education, 2009
An effective classroom, where teachers and students are communicating optimally, is dependent on using constructivist strategies, tools and practices. There are two major types of constructivism in the classroom: (1) Cognitive or individual constructivism depending on Piaget's theory, and (2) Social constructivism depending on Vygotsky's theory.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Language Acquisition, Piagetian Theory, Teaching Methods
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Meyer, Derek Louis – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2009
Constructivism claims to be a postepistemology that replaces "traditional" concepts of knowledge. Supporters of constructivism have argued that progress requires that pre-service teachers be weaned off traditional approaches and that they should adopt constructivist views of knowledge. Constructivism appears to be gaining ground rapidly and should…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Hartle, R. Todd; Baviskar, Sandhya; Smith, Rosemary – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 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…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Psychological Patterns, Criteria, Biology
Badie, Farshad – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This research works within the framework of constructivist learning (based on constructivist epistemology) and examines learning as an activity of construction, and it posits that knowledge acquisition (and learning) are transformative through self-involvement in some subject matter. Thus it leads, through this constructivism to a pedagogical…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology, Educational Philosophy
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Kaarakka, Terhi; Helkala, Kirsi; Valmari, Antti; Joutsenlahti, Marjukka – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2019
MathCheck is a relatively new online tool that gives students feedback on their solutions to elementary university mathematics and theoretical computer science exercises. MathCheck was designed with constructivism learning theory in mind and it differs from other online tools as it checks the solutions step by step and shows a counter-example if…
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Islam, Md. Robiul – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
In this study, the theory and practices of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) have been investigated in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. The study applies constructivism learning theory in CLT for developing communicative competence among students of higher secondary education in Bangladesh. Though the national curriculum of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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