In Search of Understanding (Honoring the learning process (Learn from your…
In Search of Understanding
Honoring the learning process
perception and rules are shaped our understandings
Learn from your own experience, not other people's experience
teachers invite students to learn from research or what they already know
Most schools teach by reading from a book, getting an answer right or wrong, and working independently
Students learn how to get the right answer, but they do not understand the meaning of the answer or question
If students passed a test, then were given the test again in a couple months with no warning, they would not do as well.
When student-to-student interactions are made, the students are willing to take educational risk and accept challenges
A Constructivist classroom, takes a lot of planning
Try to make lessons that measure all learning levels in the class
Students are not learning in a test base learning environment
connects current ideas to new ones
Encourages challenging a problem and asking questions
Considering the Possibilities
Deeps understadning comes from new understanding that make us think about prior knowledge
Not repeated knowledge, but knowledge they can generate, demonstrate, and exhibit
Students work in groups, are asked many questions, and highly valued
Allows students to see ..
that learning is elusive and messy endeavors that are not easily managed.
Truth is a matter of interpretation
The larger idea of learning