TE 150- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 32 pages long!)

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Constructivist perspective of learning: learning is viewed as the creation of knowledge based on experiencing things and reflecting on them, the learner has full ownership of her/her learning experience. In the classroom, the teacher takes on the role of a guide/facilitator. Concepts of constructive learning: cognition= thinking, abstract, not tangible, examining learning from a cognitive perspective has to do (cid:449)ith e(cid:454)a(cid:373)i(cid:374)i(cid:374)g a lear(cid:374)er"s way of thinking, not what he/she is doing, a focus on thoughts rather than actions. Schemas: organized pattern of thought of behavior, categories of information and relationships between them, also known as, prototype, concept. Assimilation: (cid:862)add si(cid:373)ilar(cid:863) = assi(cid:373)ilatio(cid:374, encountering new information that is similar to your pre-existing schema. Incorporating new information into preexisting schema without making any changes to it. Assimilation example: assimilation= add similar ideas, example, going from using a spoon to using a fork, going from using iphone 6 to iphone 7, going from swimming in a pool to the river.

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