JANUARY 25 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School Elem 341
TODAY Take “worksheet” from table for group work. On a note card put your name and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for NCSS strands—use Roman numerals please!
TODAY • QUICK WRITE (5 pts) Using what you learned from Ch. 3 (text), describe your favorite and least favorite teaching styles and give reasons for your choices. • GAME SHOW FORMAT TO REVIEW NCSS (PP. 3-30) • OVERVIEW OF CHAPTER 3 • INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES GROUP WORK
Behaviorism (instructivism) Traditional curriculum design is characterized by: Teacher as knowledge provider Student as passive learner Curriculum as a confined body of knowledge Objective evaluation (tests with only 1 right answer) Constructivism Constructivism curriculum design is characterized by: Teacher as a guide Student as active learner Curriculum that reflects essential understandings Authentic assessment (i.e. performance demonstrations) COMPARISON:Teaching and learning theories
More authentic curriculum design Multiple Intelligences Student Centered Brain-based Inquiry Discovery Learning Problem-based Authentic Learning CONSTRUCTIVISM
ASSIGNMENTS: • Technology Project (due next time) • Read Chapter 5 (text): Social Studies in the Primary Grades