Constructivism in Classroom: Theory into Practice

Naylor, Stuart; Keogh, Brenda
May 1999
Journal of Science Teacher Education;May1999, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p93
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study regarding the implementation of the theory of constructivism in various classrooms in the Great Britain. According to many science educators, a constructivist view of teaching and learning has proved to be a powerful model for describing the way conceptual change in learners may be promoted. It cites the core principle of the approach wherein learners can only make sense of new situations in term of their existing understanding. It further notes that learning in a constructivist way involves an active process in which learners construct meaning by associating new ideas with their existing knowledge.

Tags: CONSTRUCTIVISM (Education);  THEORY of knowledge;  LEARNING strategies;  LEARNING theories in education;  TEACHER-student communication;  ELEMENTARY education -- Great Britain;  CLASSROOMS;  SCHOOL children


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