TEACHING APTITUDE JUNE 2020
Constructivism as a theory for teaching and learning
Constructivism is an approach to learning that hold that people actively construct or make their own knowledge and that reality is determined by the experiences of the learner. Constructivism central idea is that human learning is constructed, that learners build new knowledge upon the foundation of previous learning.
This prior knowledge influences what new or modified knowledge an individual will construct from new learning experiences.
It is an epistemology or a theory used to explain how people know what they know. (Jean Piaget)
For effective teaching, a teacher should have good knowledge of teaching models and should choose the appropriate model, keeping in mind the needs of students and the subject.
The different types of models are given as follows:
- Social interaction model– This type of model focuses on the importance of social relations and interactions. According to these models, social interactions act as the source of learning. It is student-centered approach for teaching. In such type of teaching, students participate in group activities such as group discussions, while the teacher monitors their activities.
- Behaviour altering models- These models of teaching focus on altering the behaviour of students so as to make them better citizens of tomorrow. B. f skinner is one of the proponents of this model. These models are based on achieving predetermined and observable goals and objectives.
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 2
- Assessments Self