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A Constructivist View of Science Education

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Author:University of Massachusetts Physics Education Research Group (UMPERG)
Description: Four premises of constructivism: knowledge is constructed, not transmitted; prior knowledge impacts the learning process; initial understanding is local, not global; and building useful knowledge structures requires effortful and purposeful activity; and how these relate to teaching. Linked to UMPERG's constructivist model of knowledge and learning.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Philosophy
Math Ed Topics: Constructivism

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