Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive, yet concise, book provides a practical pre-service training program across all secondary subjects by grounding a constructivist approach in seven discrete instructional areas. This groundbreaking book is the only teacher education text with components that shift the focus from a teacher-centered to a student-centered context-while infusing a key component of successful active student learning. Engaged Minds provides strategies with specific examples for moving through lower levels of concrete information and applications to the higher, more abstract, levels of synthesis and evaluation. This dynamic book takes a roll-up-your-sleeves approach-yet constructivist ideology permeates this rigorous, accessible and imaginative training program. For teachers of secondary education.
Table of Contents
SECTION A: CONSTRUCTIVIST IDEOLOGY. Module 1: The Nature of Teaching and Learning.
SECTION B: HOW-TO'S (A PLANNING GUIDE FOR ONGOING REFERENCE). Module 2: Prelude to Planning Lessons.
Part One: Cognitive Taxonomy.
Part Two: Deductive and Inductive. Module 3: Planning Professional Lessons.
Part One: Core Components.
Part Two: Techniques versus Tools. Module 4: Questioning Skills.
Part One: Promoting Effective Questioning.
Part Two: Do's, Don'ts & Tips.
Part Three: Designing Questions. Module 5: Peer Group Learning (PGL).
Part One: Peer-Group Techniques.
Part Two: Activity Sheets. Module 6: Technology in Your Practice.
SECTION C: CONSTRUCTIVIST METHODS. Module 7: Investigating Learner's Previous Experience Method (ILPE Method).
Module 8: Deductive and Inductive Concept Methods.
Part One: Deductive Concept Method.
Part Two: Inductive Concept Method Module 9: Directed Discussion Method.
Module 10: Exploratory Discussion Method.
Module 11: Reflective Discussion Method.
Module 12: Interactive Presentation Method.
SECTION D: PUTTING IT TOGETHER. Module 13: Unit Planning.
Part One: Core Components of Unit Planning/The Basics.
Part Two: Units with Methods/Advanced. Module 14: Assessment.
Module 15: Resocializing.
Part One: The Importance of Change.
Part Two: Constructivist Classroom Management.