Jerome Bruner. Learning as Discovery Sylvie Golec, Kaitlyn Cowden, Caroline Woody. Who is Jerome Bruner?. American Psychologist Born in New York, 1915 Studied Psychology at Duke University Earned his doctorate in Psychology from Harvard Taught as a professor at Harvard, Oxford and NYU.
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Learning as Discovery
Sylvie Golec, Kaitlyn Cowden, Caroline Woody
Born in New York, 1915
Studied Psychology at Duke University
Earned his doctorate in Psychology from Harvard
Taught as a professor at Harvard, Oxford and NYU
A pioneer of the cognitive psychology movement
Studied how children learn
Coined the term “scaffolding”
Described learning as active,
Described children's development in 3 stages: enactive stage, iconic stage, and symbolic stage
Helped found the Center of Cognitive Studies at Harvard.
Enactive Stage (0-3): Children only perceive environment through own actions
Iconic Stage (3-8): Visual memory increases
Symbolic Stage (8-on):
Children begin to use
of creativity and problem solving skills.
to represent a whole
Resources for school
parents, and students
Covers K-5, 6-8, and 9-12
Subjects include: Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Health, World Languages, Technology
Resources include: lesson plans, virtual field trips, live webinars, homework help, and more
Uses the internet to help guide students' learning
6 parts: introduction, task, process,
resources, evaluation, conclusion
Teachers can create their own or
select from a variety available on the web
Useful for introducing or concluding a unit
Example "What's it like to visit Italy?" http://questgarden.com/100/69/8/100410120623/index.htm