A constructivist approach includes: -Co-constructive learning -Ongoing dialogue between educators and children -Team work -Learning from everyday experiences -Open ended possibilities- Cognitive strategies
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Scaffold Like an Ant- A simple scaffolding example
A constructivist approach to learning science concepts and systems. Designed with classroom teachers in mind, this easy to use creation project is great for class work, homework, and mini assessments. Model explores the animal cell and it's anatomy.
"It is important that those providing the “scaffolding” limit the amount of assistance they contribute to the learner. Vygotsky stresses that those providing assistance merely serve as a guide or facilitator, but not a director.