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Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

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The idea that people learn through their experiences and interactions with the world is called _____.

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1. Learning through interactions with others is called _____ learning.

2. Why did Lev Vygotsky believe that teacher-student interactions were not the most effective form of social learning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the philosophy of constructivism and its key components. You will be quizzed on some of the terminology associated with constructivism and the steps involved in project-based learning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Learning through interactions with others
  • Lev Vygotsky's idea
  • Constructivism
  • Open-ended, real-world question to a group of students to solve

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about teaching in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases that describe various learning techniques
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the constructivist philosophy of education

Additional Learning

To learn more about this educational philosophy, review the corresponding lesson Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define constructivism
  • Explore social learning
  • Discuss the zone of proximal development
  • Explore project-based learning
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