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Constructivist Teaching in a 21st Century Social Studies Classroom by Mind Map: Constructivist Teaching in a 21st
Century Social Studies Classroom
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Constructivist Teaching in a 21st Century Social Studies Classroom

Principles of Social Constructivism

Reflection

Individual Knowledge Construction

Active Engagement

New node

Acknowledge Prior Knowledge

Social Context

What is Learning?

Making sense of the world

A process

Divergent

Interpretations

Changing learners understandings

Many answers but one best choice

How Does Learning Happen?

Cognitive change

Active engagement

Problem solving

Collaboration

Interaction

Intrinsic motivation

Does Everyone Learn the Same Way?

No!

Each individual constructs their own unique knowledge

Life experience

Context

Learning styles

Multiple intelligences

What Can Be Done to Facilitate Learning?

Quality learning environments

Ownership of learning

Recognize misconceptions

Encourage reflection

Higher level thinking

Problem solving

Multiple sources of information

Role of the Teacher

Guide and facilitator

Value student initiative

Encourage student empowerment

Acknolwedge prior knowledge

Scaffolding

Role of the Student

Independent risk taker

Active

Internal motivation

Reflective

Collaborates

21st Century Classroom

Appeals to modern students

Technology incorporation

Acknowledge diversity

Global Citizens