Realism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples


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Who developed the philosophy of realism?

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1. Teaching students how to perceive and understand reality through logical processes is called _____ realism.

2. Why is inquiry important in the scientific method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will help you quickly assess your understanding of educational realism. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include terms associated with realist teaching and important parts of realist classrooms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Who developed the philosophy of realism
  • Term for teaching students how to find reality through logical processes
  • Term for the ability to ask good questions
  • Term for the process of setting and testing hypothesis
  • Important parts of a realist classroom

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about teaching in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the philosophy of realism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about realist classrooms

Additional Learning

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

  • Discuss the philosophy of realism
  • Learn about educational realism
  • Discuss what educational realism looks like in a classroom
  • Discuss the importance of inquiry
  • Explore the use of the scientific method