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Advanced Educational Psychology

Social Constructivism
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Student-Centered and Constructivist Approaches to Instruction

What are the general principles of social Constructivism?

Constructivist View of Learning

"The essence of constructivist theory is the idea that learners must individually discover and transform complex information if they are to make it their own."

Top-Down Processing:
Discovery of Basic Skills

Bottom-Up Processing

Constructivist Methods in
Content Areas

Critical Thinking and Problem-solving

Classroom Examples

Classroom Examples

Classroom Examples

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