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Unformatted text preview: classroom learning can be very exciting and
they are often innovative. However, many of these classroom approaches are
relatively new, and have not been systematically evaluated over time (Airasian & 68 Walsh, 1997; Harris & Graham, 1996). Additionally, there are reasonable issues
that can be raised about constructivist approaches. For example, it may be the
case that some students do much better with these approaches than other students
(Mastropieri, Scruggs, Boon, Butcher Carter, 2001). Also, constructivist
approaches are not well suited to all the various types of learning required by a
curriculum. For example, in addition to opportunities to construct conceptual
understanding, math students need considerable practice on the basic skills of
math (Hamm & Perry, 2002; Harris & Graham, 1996). Discovery approaches to
learning may not result in the ability to simply recall a math fact when presented
with a problem (Steel & Funnell, 2001). Because of these types of concerns, you
will want to pro...
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