Constructivism handout - towards changing them Strategies...

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Communicating Science Course handout ©2006 by The Regents of the University of California Important Ideas About Constructivism learners come to learning experiences with preconceived ideas and explanations our mental frameworks affect how we assimilate new information and are very resistant to change preconceptions come from the human need to make sense of the world and are often impressively reasoned misconceptions can result from not having all the experiences and information that are needed to construct more accurate explanations uncovering these students’ naïve ideas is an important step
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Unformatted text preview: towards changing them Strategies for Addressing Alternate Conceptions Find out what students think. Provide learning situations where students grapple with conflicting ideas. Facilitate open debate of alternate ideas. Use real-world investigations and materials as much as possible. Provide multiple opportunities for meaningful conceptual learning. Give them plenty of time to construct new concepts. The main Goal of Constructivist Teaching is to cause a shift in the conceptual framework of the learner....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course CHEM 100 taught by Professor Barakos during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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