Seven Constructivist Methods: A Planning Guide for Invisible Teaching / Edition 1

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Designed especially for secondary teachers, this book grounds a constructivist approach in 7 discrete instructional methods. These student-centered methods, with accompanying planning templates, range from various types of discussions and interactive mini-lectures to independent student exploration. The book discusses in detail 13 techniques that carry out methods, from questioning and personalizing to heuristics and role-playing. Secondary school teachers and administrators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205360567
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/16/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. A The Learning Environment 1
Module 1 What is a Constructivist Approach? 3
Module 2 Resocializing 9
Pt. 1 The Importance of Change 10
Pt. 2 Constructivist Classroom Management 28
Sect. B BrushUp 35
Module 3 Planning Professional Lessons 37
Module 4 Techniques and Tools 55
Module 5 Questioning Skills 67
Pt. 1 Promoting Effective Questioning 67
Pt. 2 Do's, Don'ts, and Tips 77
Module 6 Peer-Group Learning (PGL) 87
Pt. 1 Peer-Group Techniques 87
Pt. 2 Activity Sheets 96
Sect. C Constructivist Methods 105
Module 7 Investigating Learners' Previous Experiences (ILPE) Method 107
Module 8 Teaching Concepts 121
Pt. 1 The Deductive Concept Method 121
Pt. 2 The Inductive Concept Method 134
Overview to Classroom Discussions 145
Module 9 The Directed Discussion Method 147
Module 10 The Exploratory Discussion Method 161
Module 11 The Reflective Discussion Method 173
Module 12 The Interactive Presentation Method 189
Methods Finale: Integrating Methods 199
Behind the Scenes 201
App Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) Standards 203
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