Constructing a Powerful Approach to Teaching and Learning in Elementary Social Studies / Edition 1

Constructing a Powerful Approach to Teaching and Learning in Elementary Social Studies / Edition 1

by S.G. Grant, Bruce VanSledright, Bruce Van Sledright, Bruce VanSledright
     
 

ISBN-10: 039581121X

ISBN-13: 9780395811214

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The authors' contemporary framework uses four commonplaces of education--learners and learning, the subject matter of social studies, teachers and teaching, and classroom learning environment--to help future teachers create powerful learning experiences for their students. The text's teaching/learning model focuses on constructivism, or how new teachers construct

Overview


The authors' contemporary framework uses four commonplaces of education--learners and learning, the subject matter of social studies, teachers and teaching, and classroom learning environment--to help future teachers create powerful learning experiences for their students. The text's teaching/learning model focuses on constructivism, or how new teachers construct their own knowledge. It puts readers into classroom situations with numerous demonstrations of elementary social studies teaching, and provides substance and powerful strategies to help teachers implement today's standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395811214
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary and Teaching Resources. I. The Commonplaces: A Framework for Powerful Social Studies Teaching 1. The Commonplaces of Education: Creating a Framework for the Social Studies Classroom Introducing the Commonplaces of Education Looking at the Commonplaces in Interaction 2. Learners and Learning: Understanding What Students Know about Social Studies and How They Come to Know It Knowing and Learning about Social Studies A Constructivist View of Learning Social Studies 3. The Subject Matter of Social Studies: Taking a Threads Approach Social Studies Subject Matter: But There's Just Too Much Here! Social Studies Subject Matter: The Threads Approach Social Studies Subject Matter: You Must Choose 4. Teaching Social Studies I: Working with Big Ideas Teachers and Teaching Putting It All Together with Big Ideas The Big Idea: Key to Pedagogical Action 5. Teaching Social Studies II: Choosing Teaching Strategies, Curriculum Materials, and Assessment Techniques Pulling the Pedagogical Plan Together: Teaching Strategies, Materials, and Assessment The Pedagogical Plan: Teaching Strategies The Pedagogical Plan: Curriculum Materials The Pedagogical Plan: Assessment Influences on Teachers' Content and Instructional Decisions 6. The Classroom Environment: Creating a Genuine Community The Complex Nature of Social Studies Classrooms Traditional Classroom Environments The Promise of Genuine Classroom Communities The Genuine Classroom Community: Moving Forward II. Putting the Commonplaces into Action 7. Purposes, Goals, and Objectives for Teaching and Learning Goal Frameworks and Good Citizens Educational Goal Frameworks and the Supporting Arguments Sources for Guidance about Goals Building a Goal Framework Some Parting Thoughts 8. Unit Planning and the Commonplaces Pulling It All Together: The Commonplaces Pulling It All Together: The Unit Plan 9. Becoming a Reflective Social Studies Teacher Defining Reflective Practice Reflectiveness in Teaching: An Illustration Reflection and the Social Context of Teaching Reviewing Our Key Themes; Offering Some Parting Thoughts Appendix: Children's Literature: Choosing Content Resources Glossary References Index

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