Reading Assignment #6


Read the case study (Mr. Dunbar's class) at the beginning of Ch. 8.

Why is the method of teaching/learning in that case consistent with the constructivist view?



What makes the approach Mr. Dunbar used effective or ineffective in your opinion?




Other questions to think about as you read Ch. 8 (you do not have to write out the answers to these):

Why did I say constructivism has its roots in Piaget and Vygotsky?

Do constructivist methods take more class time than traditional teaching methods like lecture? If so, are they really worth it? How would you "cover" all the material?