Situation, Groupings, Bridge, Questions, Exhibit, and Reflections: (Gagnon, Jr. G. W. ve M. Collay, 2001) Initiating – Constructing – Utilizing (Stephens & Brown, 2000) Learning Cycle Model: Discovery, Concept Introduction, and Concept Application 5E Model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate (Bybee, 1997) 7E Model: Elicit, Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate, Extend (Eisenkraft. A , 2003) Analysis – Design – Evaluation (in Brooks and Brooks, 1999)
The Constructivist Model (Constructivist Instructional Framework) that I use in my classes.
What kind of a learner does Constructivist Theory promote?
I have come up with these definitions and keywords from readings about constructivist teachers and classroom designs. Of the readings from, in particular, Brooks and Brooks(1999) on Constructivist teacher and constructivist classroom design I inferred the characteristics of the learner or the person Constructivist Theory aims at serving and actually creating (by the end of the education process). While preparing this entry I went googling however I could not find anything worth reading on "constructivist learner".
Characteristics of the Constructivist Learners
General Characteristics Feel Responsible for their learning Have developed Awareness. Have developed Autonomy, Have developed Goals for learning Have developed Initiative Use Strategies Accept the complexity of life Respectful to multiple perspectives and world-views Open minded Task oriented Process Oriented Self-controlling Realistic Scientific Value Generator Holistic Articulate Flexible Moderate Humanistic Innovative Social Indulging into the Eperience Self Motivated Self Reflective
Personal Traits in the Classroom Active, Dynamic Ask questions Create relationships Cognitively alert Collaborative Self Reflective Critical Interactive Problem solver Analyzer Synthesizer Evaluator Discoverer Researcher