Co-constructive teaching & learning
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:
ensure PRIOR KNOWLEDGE is always the starting point so that understandings and misconceptions are addressed
student input, peer and self-assessment, Socratic discussions, and student and teacher-led learning, are crucial components
the unit is based on a concept so as to build understandings of opposing viewpoints
both formative and summative assessments are used
students are helped to form Big Questions , or Big Understandings
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!