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Unformatted text preview: Cognitive Development I Essential Question : How can we support students in developmentally appropriate ways? Teacher candidate will be able to Identify key elements of constructivist learning theory Describe and evaluate Piagets theory of cognitive development Discuss and apply strategies for developmentally appropriate teaching Constructivist Views of Learning Student-centered vs. teacher centered Meaning constructed by fitting new information with existing knowledge Emphasis on real-world experiences, natural inquiry, and the students natural curiosity for learning Considers how the student learns Emphasis on social interaction with peers, mentors, and teachers Considers beliefs, attitudes and mental structures of the learner Schools of thought within constructivism Cognitive constructivism Piaget Social constructivsm (aka sociocultural theory) Vygotksy Information Processing (contemporary views) Writing time.Writing time....
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