Learning Through Children's Eyes: Social Constructivism and by Penny Oldfather

By Penny Oldfather

The authors of this article argue that studying turns into more desirable and significant while lecturers undertake a "social constructivist" standpoint. This schooling method assumes that every baby is smart of the area in designated methods and that winning academics come to work out studying "through kid's eyes". The booklet illustrates the facility of this procedure through displaying the reports of academics thinking about tasks. within the first, lecturers learn taped interviews with young ones to raised comprehend their person concept techniques. And in a literature dialogue undertaking, the authors exhibit how rigorously chosen books might help youngsters and younger teenagers comprehend their very own studying techniques.

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By Penny Oldfather

The authors of this article argue that studying turns into more desirable and significant while lecturers undertake a "social constructivist" standpoint. This schooling method assumes that every baby is smart of the area in designated methods and that winning academics come to work out studying "through kid's eyes". The booklet illustrates the facility of this procedure through displaying the reports of academics thinking about tasks. within the first, lecturers learn taped interviews with young ones to raised comprehend their person concept techniques. And in a literature dialogue undertaking, the authors exhibit how rigorously chosen books might help youngsters and younger teenagers comprehend their very own studying techniques.

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Smith, K. ). (1993). Teachers ure researchers: Reflection and action. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Weade, G. (1992). Locating learning in the times and spaces of teaching. In H. ), Redefining student learning: Roots of educational change (pp. 87-1 18). Norwood, NJ: Ablex. Journals Devoted Exclusively to Teacher Research Tcacher Research: The Journal of Classroom Inquiry, published by University of Maine, Johnson Press, 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12210. Tcaching and Change, published by National Education Association, National Center for Innovation, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-3290.

Whose knowledge counts? What is the role of students in shaping curriculum? What role does classroom culture play in the students’ learning and their overall experiences of school? Books depicting communities beyond the school: What is community? How do the characters in the community in this book relate to one another? 50 I Learning Through Children‘s Eyes How is a sense of community developed and maintained? What are the various roles that individuals play within the community? How does this compare with your experiences in communities of which you have been a member?

Why literature Discussions? I Literature can evoke rich feelings, images, and empathy, and become a vehicle for understanding ourselves and our place in the world, as well as the variety of perspectives and experiences of others. Literature can help us “to crawl inside the skins of persons very different from ourselves” (Huck, 1990, p. 3 ) . Literature serves as a vicarious experiential basis for understanding different ways of being and knowing. Through carefully chosen literature, educators can explore issues of teaching, learning, and motivation.

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