Preparing Change Agents for the Classroom: From Paradigm to Practice is for teacher educators who want to address the need for classroom teachers who know how students learn and how to teach to support this learning. The social constructivist paradigm can be instrumental in engaging children as well as teacher candidates in the critical-thinking, inquiry-based, knowledge construction that is learning. The practical applications of constructivist teaching and true-life "Turning Points" included in this book can be used to provide the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that candidates need to cultivate their own learning in the college/university classroom, and in turn, foster the learning of their future students.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 6 mm
"Very clear with excellent descriptions and ideas that methods faculty could adopt." -- Dr. Pamela J. Farris, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University and coauthor of Language Arts: Process, Product, and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms, 6th edition (2019, Waveland Press)
"You have all done very well in the layout of the learning aspects of constructivism." -- Carol McCullough, Ed.S., Educational Consultant