The CONSTRUCTIVIST approach essentials The learner

ACTIVE hands-on activities explorations visits research

SOCIAL learns within and with a community: peer/group/class work

CREATIVE reasoning thinking skills problem-solving AND posing

Structure lessons around BIG IDEAS not bits of information GUIDED INQUIRY Problem - given by teacher Materials – given by teacher Procedure – developed by students Outcomes – developed by students

S completes given task

T evaluates PRODUCT and assigns a grade

S: independent researcher

conversational assessment with T

Traditional approach

S1, S2, T (learning community) feedback ideas suggestions

Modern approach