Constructivist Education in an Age of Accountability

Editors: Kritt, David W. (Ed.)

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  • Includes constructivist education approaches rooted in action, activity, interaction, discourse, inquiry, and learning originating from culture and individual experience
  • Examines the competing demands of accountability and meaningful, engaged learning in the classroom
  • Considers educational reforms of recent years to set a context for juxtaposing cognitive theory of learning-teaching and educational politics as they affect teacher education and classroom practices
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This book contrasts authentic approaches to education with classroom practices based primarily on standards external to the individuals who are supposed to learn. While other books tend to promote either a desperate scramble for meeting standards or determined resistance to neoliberal reforms, this book fills that gap in ways that will inspire practitioners, prospective teachers, and teacher educators. Mandates pay only lip service to constructivist and social constructivist principles while thwarting the value of both students and teachers actively creating understandings. Authors in this book assert the central importance of a range of constructivist approaches to teaching, learning, and thinking, inviting careful reflection on the goals and values of education. 

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David W. Kritt is Associate Professor of Education at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Teaching As if Children Matter

    Pages 3-19

    Kritt, David W.

  • The Place for Dewey’s Constructivism of Intelligent Action in the American Meritocracy of Thorndike

    Pages 21-55

    Cox, Brian D.

  • The Confucian Concept of Learning

    Pages 57-70

    Tao, Liqing

  • Pedagogic Doublethink: Scientific Enquiry and the Construction of Personal Knowledge Under the English National Curriculum for Science

    Pages 73-96

    Taber, Keith S.

  • The Practice Turn in Learning Theory and Science Education

    Pages 97-111

    Forman, Ellice A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructivist Education in an Age of Accountability
Editors
  • David W. Kritt
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66050-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66050-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66049-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88164-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 351
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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