Co-constructive teaching: what is it?

Co-constructive teaching: what is it?



It's a wonderfully enriching way for both teaching and learning, that has the very same underpinnings as Inquiry Learning with Concepts, namely:


 1. Ensure PRIOR KNOWLEDGE is always the starting point so that understandings and misconceptions are addressed



2. Student input, peer and self-assessment, Socratic discussions, and student and teacher-led learning, are crucial components


 3. The unit is based on a concept so as to build understandings of opposing viewpoints



4. Both formative and summative assessments are used

 

5. Students are helped to form Big Questions , or Big Understandings



6. Students are offered choice in their learning, with the goal of self-directed learning


The co-constructive model is incorporated fully and completely into all of our INQUIRY units. The models blend together beautifully and are mutually beneficial!


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