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In this final section of the constructivism workshop, you will have the opportunity to test out ideas about constructivist learning in your classroom. In particular, this section provides a framework in which you can develop your own constructivist lesson plan.

Key Principles
Three Constructivist Design Models
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Key Principles

As we saw in the Explanation section, Jacqueline Grennon Brooks and Martin G. Brooks offer five key principles of constructivist learning theory. You can use them to guide curriculum structure and lesson planning.

Five Guiding Principles of Constructivism:

1. Pose problems of emerging relevance to students.

. Structure learning around primary concepts.

3. Seek and value students' points of view.

4. Adapt instruction to address student suppositions.

5. Assess student learning in the context of teaching.

These are applicable at all levels and stages of learning. As you work with the ideas of constructivist learning, you will develop personal versions of these principles.


Workshop: Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning
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