THE PRACTICE: PEDAGOGICAL CONTEXT -- Choice-based art education supports multiple modes of learning and teaching.
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44 Benefits of Collaborative Learning by Ted Panitz
A very complete list of benefits observed in classrooms using various forms of collaborative learning.
Catalogue of School Reform Models
Criteria for selecting models includes evidence of effectiveness
in improving student academic achievement, extent of replication,
implementation assistance provided to schools, and comprehensiveness. The
catalog is produced jointly by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
(NWREL) and the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform (NCCSR).
Challenging Gifted Students in Regular Classrooms
How do teachers develop an instructional plan that will be
challenging, enlightening, and intriguing to students of different abilities,
and still maintain a sense of community within the classroom? This is the
central question for educators as they begin the quest of bringing sound
instruction to gifted students in regular classroom settings. This
document, by Beverly Parke, lists characteristics of gifted students, the
role of classroom teachers, program options, and instructional provisions.
Concept to Classroom: Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and
Part of the Concept to Classroom website which puts learning theory into practice. Each workshop offered on thye site is divided into four sections: Explanation, Demonstration, Exploration, Implementation. Some educators can use this website to earn professional development credits. The site was created by
PBS station channel 13 in New York.
Constructivist Learning Theory
A paper presented at a conference of museum educators explains
constructivism. It explains that there is nothing dramatically new in
constructivist learning theory: the core ideas have been clearly enunciated
by John Dewey among others, but there is a new, widespread acceptance
of this old set of ideas and new research in cognitive psychology to
Design to Learn (I/DEPPE/I)
The Design to Learn program was developed at the University of
the Arts in Philadelphia. The model recognizes the principal activities in
the design process: intending, defining, exploring, planning, producing,
evaluating, and integrating.
Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI) by Susan Kovalik
ITI is a model for applying current brain research to schools
and classrooms to maximize student achievement and prepare responsible citizens. Schools create a "bodybrain-compatible" learning environment. This is part of the Catalogue of School Reform Models.
The theory of multiple intelligences suggests that there are a
number of distinct forms of intelligence that each individual possesses in varying degrees. Dr. Howard Gardner proposes seven primary forms: linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, body-kinesthetic, intrapersonal (e.g., insight, metacognition) and interpersonal (e.g., social skills). This is part of the Theory into Practice Database.
Ride the Wave to Success in the Classroom
This downloadable pdf. file contains successful strategies for the
management of learner-centered classroom. The content was created for the
Florida Department of Education Office of School Improvement.
Theory Into Practice (TIP) Database
TIP is a tool intended to make learning and instructional theory
more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summaries of 50
major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be
accessed by learning domains and concepts.
What's Basic: A Constructivist's View
By Thomas C. O'Brien of Southern Illinois University, this is a thorough discussion of Constructivist Learning Theory and its implications and application in teaching and learning. Intriguing activities are included.
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