Constructivist Teaching in a 21st Century Social Studies Classroom

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1. Principles of Social Constructivism

1.1. Reflection

1.2. Individual Knowledge Construction

1.3. Active Engagement

1.3.1. New node

1.4. Acknowledge Prior Knowledge

1.5. Social Context

2. What is Learning?

2.1. Making sense of the world

2.2. A process

2.3. Divergent

2.4. Interpretations

2.5. Changing learners understandings

2.6. Many answers but one best choice

3. How Does Learning Happen?

3.1. Cognitive change

3.2. Active engagement

3.3. Problem solving

3.4. Collaboration

3.5. Interaction

3.6. Intrinsic motivation

4. Does Everyone Learn the Same Way?

4.1. No!

4.2. Each individual constructs their own unique knowledge

4.3. Life experience

4.4. Context

4.5. Learning styles

4.6. Multiple intelligences

5. What Can Be Done to Facilitate Learning?

5.1. Quality learning environments

5.2. Ownership of learning

5.3. Recognize misconceptions

5.4. Encourage reflection

5.5. Higher level thinking

5.6. Problem solving

5.7. Multiple sources of information

6. Role of the Teacher

6.1. Guide and facilitator

6.2. Value student initiative

6.3. Encourage student empowerment

6.4. Acknolwedge prior knowledge

6.5. Scaffolding

7. Role of the Student

7.1. Independent risk taker

7.2. Active

7.3. Internal motivation

7.4. Reflective

7.5. Collaborates

8. 21st Century Classroom

8.1. Appeals to modern students

8.2. Technology incorporation

8.3. Acknowledge diversity

8.4. Global Citizens