Constructivist Learning Design

Author: George W. Gagnon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361322
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Use the Constructivist Learning Design (CLD) six-step planning framework to engage students in constructivist learning events that meet standards-based outcomes.

Designing for Learning

Author: George W. Gagnon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761921592
Format: PDF
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Introducing CLD — Constructivist Learning Design — a new and different way of thinking about learning and teaching.

Critical Thinking Within the Library Program

Author: John Spencer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131799485X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While academic librarians frequently discuss critical thinking and its relationship to information literacy, the literature does not contain an abundance of sources on the topic. Therefore, this works provides a current and timely perspective on the possible roles of critical thinking within the library program. The work contains a variety of approaches likely to benefit the practicing librarian. It begins with a review of the literature, followed by theoretical approaches involving constructivism and the Socratic method. Readers will find pieces on the integration of critical thinking into the first-year experience and course-specific case studies, as well as a selection on a campus-wide critical thinking project. In each of the pieces, librarians are exploring new ways to meet their instructional goals, including the goal of teaching critical thinking skills to students across the curriculum. This book was originally published as a special issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries.

Content Area Literacy for Diverse Learners

Author: Virginia McCormack
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1604941413
Format: PDF, Kindle
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" ... contains useful information and concepts that teachers can apply in the classroom and other instructional settings. ... There is also a detailed resource section listing children's literature and websites that can enhance your instructional practice ... This helpful and comprehensive resource can be used by preservice teachers, by experienced teachers and administrators, for development of staff at all levels, and by individuals in Alternate Route Teacher Certification programs."--P. [4] of cover.

Interculturalization and Teacher Education

Author: Cheryl Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690370
Format: PDF
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Institutions of higher education are keen to improve teachers’ intercultural experiences, communication, and understanding, but offer few resources for bringing the research literature to direct application in teacher education programs. This volume addresses that gap by examining what intercultural exchanges in teacher education look like, why they are important, and how they can be maintained. The authors examine how socio-cultural beliefs, institutional structures, and external accreditation bodies interact in the process of interculturalization, highlighting the incentives and barriers as well as strategies to implement and maintain interculturalization projects. Highlighting pragmatic examples, this book addresses the challenges and benefits of interculturalization that can be applied to teacher education programs from both a theoretical and practitioner perspective.

Engaging Dissonance

Author: Amy Lee
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787141551
Format: PDF
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This volume explores the internationalization of higher education in the context of global citizenry and intercultural competencies. It focuses on presenting dissonance as a means to facilitating students' openness to complexity and development of intercultural skills or their experiences in the classroom. This volume provides educators with a conceptual and practical resource that focuses on the critical role of cognitive complexity/dissonance in the education of global citizens and the enactment of intercultural pedagogy. Addressing the tensions and complexities of varying viewpoints and experiences with equity and intercultural work will challenge readers to think critically about the implications of individual practice as well as unit and institutional structures and support in relation to desired college equity and intercultural goals.

Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom

Author: Bruce A. Marlowe
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483334295
Format: PDF, Docs
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Updated Edition of Bestseller! Marlowe and Page bring together constructivist theory with step-by-step guidance and ready-to-use checklists to make constructivist learning a reality in your classroom.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Professional Development for Cooperative Learning

Author: Celeste M. Brody
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791438497
Format: PDF
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Describes different forms of professional development for cooperative learning and shows how the use of cooperative learning in professional development is leading to new insights into teaching and professional growth in schools.

Faith Based Education That Constructs

Author: HeeKap Lee
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 160608674X
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Constructivism is everywhere. It is a hot issue at this time in the field of philosophy, education, technology, and religion. However, can constructivism be an alternative approach in faith-based education? While some conclude that Jesus knew learning was an active knowledge-creating process, and that he always encouraged his disciples to think deeply and go beyond the surface level, others would find that constructivism undercuts faith-based education because of its claims to relativity. For example, constructivists claim that meaning is imposed on the world by us rather than existing in the world independently from us. Thus, they proclaim that truth is relative to particular times, places, and people. Christians hold that truth does exist absolutely. So how can there be a way forward for faith-based educators who see the good in the constructivist approach? In Faith-Based Education that Constructs readers will find a unique approach whereby constructivism may appropriately be applied to a faith-based education setting. Although disagreement can occur between constructivism and faith-based education, this book concludes that constructivist thought and Christian faith-based education are, in the end, congruent and harmonious in significant ways. Those faith-based educators who continue to hold cautionary views of radical constructivist assertions against absolute truths need not disregard all other aspects of constructivism.