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In Search of Understanding : The Case for Constructivist Classrooms

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780130606624

ISBN10:
0130606626
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/29/2000
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Part I. The Call for Constructivism
Honoring the Learning Process
3(12)
Considering the Possibilities
15(8)
Coming To Know One's World
23(12)
Part II. Some Guiding Principles of Constructivism
Posing Problems of Emerging Relevance to Students
35(11)
Structuring Learning Around Primary Concepts: The Quest for Essence
46(14)
Seeking and Valuing Students' Points of View
60(9)
Adapting Curriculum To Address Students' Suppositions
69(16)
Assessing Student Learning in the Context of Teaching
85(16)
Part III. Creating Constructivist Settings
Becoming a Constructivist Teacher
101(18)
Pursuing Meaningful Victories
119(9)
Bibliography 128


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