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Cognitive and Social Constructivism 1 Running Head: COGINITIVE AND SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM Cognitive and Social Constructivism: Developing Tools for an Effective Classroom Ashlee Sisson November 2 nd , 2010 Education 203
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Social and Cognitive Constructivism 2 Cognitive and Social Constructivism: Developing Tools for an Effective Classroom, written by Katherine C. Powell and Cody J. Kalina(2009), discusses the two major types of constructivism. The two types of constructivism are cognitive or individual constructivism depending on Piaget’s theory and social constructivism based on Vygotsky’s theory. Both of these forms of constructivism question teaching methods and allow students to create concepts built on their existing knowledge. Cognitive or individual constructivism is based on individual thought. Piaget stated that children must construct their own knowledge and that this was done through four stages of development. In sensorimotor stage children begin to discover their environment around them through sense and activity, then language. As they grow up,
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