Do you consider yourself to be a constructivist teacher? Explain why you feel the way you do. Where do your teaching practices "fit" along the constructivist spectrum spanning from radical to conservative? Do your current teaching practices reflect your views on constructivist-based teaching and learning? Why or why not?
I do consider myself a constructivist teacher. Constructivism is a learning theory that is based on the following aspects: learners construct their own meaning, new learning is built upon prior knowledge, learning is enhanced through interaction with others, and meaningful learning is developed through authentic tasks (Good & Brophy, 1994). Learners are central to the process, and learning is impacted through experiences, maturity, and prejudices (Ozer, 2004). Reflection plays a role in the learning process, as a learner ...
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