Pros Of Constructivism

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In my opinion, learning is about acquiring both knowledge and skills through experience, study or being taught by someone. Personality, feelings, beliefs, values, senses and will is the key to ones learning. Once you gain the confidence in a subject, it will make sense and you will be able to interpret it in your words or actions as well as the ability to apply the newly acquired knowledge. You learn the way you want to and not through the way that it has been set for you. Learning is also about expanding a child’s creativity. Children’s creativity is energized when they see their work exhibited. Valuing student explorations, original thinking and creative output is vital in affirming them. Exhibiting what students create reinforces how we …show more content…
Every time a person interacts with a child connections are formed stimulate their brains. This stimulation that causes new connections form neural pathways or learning pathways that help strengthens the existing ones. Those connections that have been used repeatedly in the early years will become stronger and tend to remain; those that have not been used often enough are shed.
The four teachings methods are through modelling, think pair share, guided and questioning which will engage and motivate learners to learn.
Reflecting on my own teaching practice, group work is one of the most effective ways of learning because children will learn to think, pair and share the ideas and opinions. This will encourage them to construct new ideas or concepts (Jerome Brunner, 1960).
Besides group work, quizzes also contribute towards effective learning because it makes the children to recall knowledge or facts that they have learned (Revised Blooms Taxonomy).
Research on specified topics will also assist the children in learning and acquiring new facts and knowledge along the way because they can apply prior knowledge to search for specific information and learn to make connection with the new facts learned which falls under, correlative
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The main purpose are to guide and improve learning. Assessment data assist the teacher in planning and adapting for further instruction. Teachers can enhance children understanding of their own progress by involving them in gathering their own data and by sharing teacher-gathered data with them. Such participation makes it possible children to identify their personal learning goals. The types of assessments are, formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment focuses on the process and products of learning. It is continues and meant to inform the student, the parent and the teacher of the student’s progress towards the curriculum objectives. On the other hand, summative assessment occurs most often at the end of a unit of instruction and at term or year end when children are ready to demonstrate achievement of curriculum

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