This text builds a case for the development of classrooms where students construct deep understandings of important concepts. The book presents new images for educational settings: student engagement, interaction, reflection, and construction.
Introduction. I. THE CALL FOR CONSTRUCTIVISM. 1. Honoring the Learning Process. 2. Considering the Possibilities. 3. Coming to Know One's World. II. SOME GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTIVISM. 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. 8. Assessing Student Learning in the Context of Teaching. III. CREATING CONSTRUCTIVIST SETTINGS. 9. Becoming a Constructivist Teacher. 10. Pursuing Meaningful Victories. Bibliography.
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