In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms

By Jacqueline Brooks, Martin Brooks

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 29, 2000

Table of Contents



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.

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