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Taking either the constructivist theory of education or the behaviorist theory of education, describe your ideals for effective classroom management. In separate paragraphs , describe your aprroach to classroom organization, motivation,discipline, and teaching styles, given your current perspective. Constrast each element of the paper with the opposite approach( behaviorist or constructivist), as you see it.

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Thanks for submitting your assignment to BrainMass. While I could not access the video since the URL was not valid, if you have other information that would be helpful in completing your assignment, please do let me know.

Below you will find bulleted information about your topic approached from the constructivist theory. Constructivists are often respectful of meeting children where they are and base instruction given their interests and abilities. The Behaviorist theory is much more teacher-centric and does not have the same respect for children's interests and social needs.

When appropriate, at the end of each bullet is a reference to a resource listed at the bottom for your reading. I hope that this will help you as you complete your assignment of comparing these two theories. If I can be of further help in expanding your understanding, please do not hesitate to ask.

Constructivist Theory
? "Formalization of the theory of constructivism is generally attributed to Jean Piaget, who articulated mechanisms by which knowledge is internalized by learners. He suggested that through processes of accommodation and assimilation, individuals construct new knowledge from their experiences. When individuals assimilate, they incorporate the new experience into an already existing framework without changing that framework." 1
? "...constructivism suggests that learners construct knowledge out of their experiences. However, constructivism is often associated with pedagogic approaches that promote active learning, or learning by doing." 1

Behaviorist Theory
? The theory states when students are familiar with the environment and know what to expect from it, academic achievement is the greater outcome. Creativity and imagination of the child can be stifled in these environments due to their rigidity. Many also claim that the focus is on the negative behavior.

Classroom Organization
Constructivist
? "Without the social interaction with other more knowledgeable people, it is impossible to acquire social meaning of important symbol systems and learn how to utilize them. Young children develop their thinking abilities by interacting with other ...

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Taking either the constructivist theory of education or the behaviorist theory of education, describe your ideals for effective classroom management. In separate paragraphs , describe your aprroach to classroom organization, motivation,discipline, and teaching styles, given your current perspective. Constrast each element of the paper with the opposite approach( behaviorist or constructivist), as you see it.

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