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Jan. 31: How do we construct knowledge?

class notes POE: raisins in soda discuss readings shape of the earth Ames experiments refine class inquiry discussion leading Constructivist learning is based on the learner’s active participation in problem-solving and critical thinking regarding a learning activity which the or she finds relevant and engaging. Investigate Dewey, John (1938/1997). Chapter 3, Criteria…

Jan. 24: What assumptions do we make about teaching and learning?

Consideration of some of the assumptions we make about teachers and teaching, students, learning, and the interactions among these. Introductions/course goals Syllabus/expectations Choosing a class inquiry | Journal of Education for Library and Information Science special issue What is inquiry-based learning? Assumptions about learning Discussion of the readings Investigate Required…