Constructivist inquiry synthesis

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Constructivism by Mind Map: Constructivism

1. cognitive theory

1.1. Jean Piaget

1.2. The learner constructs their own knowledge. It isn't transmitted.

1.3. Conscious effort to create meaning

2. Educational philosophy

2.1. each students creates their own unique meaning of a topic.

2.2. Students take control of their own learning

2.3. Avoid lecturing

3. Constructionism (educational method)

3.1. Learning happens best when something physical is constructed to support a concept

3.2. Students are more involved when they are creating something that others will see

4. Classroom applications

4.1. hands on activities

4.2. Journaling to promote metacognition, and guide students to the formation of ideas. Learning is a reflective process

4.3. Collaboration

4.4. Open -ended questions

4.5. Students should be active learners, they must be engaged.

5. Classroom Applications of Constructivism

6. 6 Principles of Constructivist Learning | Walden University

7. Each learner is unique

7.1. Every student constructs their own knowledge by using authentic tools and resources

7.2. Because every student has their own background, interaction between students will introduce them to different perspectives.

7.3. Learners control their own learning