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Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism and Education ReformLike the three critically acclaimed prior editions, the latest edition offers a comprehensive treatment of the curriculum development process and the nature of twenty-first-century education reform. In a style notable for its lack of jargon and digressive pedagogy, the author simplifies the sound foundations and principles of curriculum development as they apply to the implementation of major education reform. This revised and expanded edition features cutting-edge research and the latest predic…

Constructivism and EducationThis international and interdisciplinary collection of chapters presents and discusses the many issues and educational practices that are touched on by constructivism. Drawing on perspectives from a range of different fields (ethics, mathematics education, philosophy, social psychology, science education, social studies), this book invites us to reposition ourselves in relation to the major currents that have influenced education in this century, namely pragmatism, genetic epistemology, and soci…

Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism, and Education Reform, Fifth EditionThe fifth edition of this critically acclaimed approach to curriculum planning continues to receive accolades for its balanced presentation, pertinent case studies, and advice from practicing educators. It skillfully interweaves the themes of multicultural education, constructivism, and education reform. The author documents the latest trends, such as e-learning, blended learning and flipped learning, the controversial Common Core State Standards, and the impact of technology in our schools, inc…

Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism and Education Reform    Third EditionGood curriculum development is seldom quick or easy. The updated third edition of this widely recognized textbook continues to offer a comprehensive treatment of the nature of the curriculum development process and the nature of education reform. In a style uncluttered by jargon and digressive pedagogy, the author helps readers to apply sound foundations and principles of curriculum development to meet their present and future responsibilities in implementing major education reform. The three th…

Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education‘This book tackles some of the most important educational questions of the day… It is rare to find a book on education which is theoretically sophisticated and practically relevant: this book is.’ From the Foreword by Hugh Lauder What is it in the twenty-first century that we want young people, and adults returning to study, to know? What is it about the kind of knowledge that people can acquire at school, college or university that distinguishes it from the knowledge that people acquire in t…

Constructivism across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms: Big Ideas as Inspiration Explore how “big ideas” form the centerpiece for early childhood curriculum approaches that are responsive to and respectful of children’s natural curiosity!   To help you engage in constructivist practices with your preschool and primary grade students, Constructivism across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms bridges the gap between theory and practice by carefully outlining seven Big Ideas–light, balance, cause and effect, transformation, sound, zooming in and out, and …

Constructivism: Theory, Perspectives And PracticeThis enduring bestseller remains the most comprehensive examination of constructivism and its relationship to teaching and learning. Closing the gap between theory and practice, well-known scholars make constructivism accessible by showing its application in everyday classrooms. Building on the success of the first edition, the authors have completely updated this popular text and expanded its scope to include examples of constructivist teaching across all grade levels and disciplines. An ambiti…

Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach (What's New in Education)In this pioneering text, a constructivist approach guides users in learning how to teach in a constructivist manner. The book is based on the belief that it’s more important for children to learn how to do science than it is for them to learn about science, and that teachers of elementary science do not need to know a great deal of science to teach it effectively, but rather need to be co-inquirers with their students. More than 170 process-oriented activities, organized by grade level, help pra…

Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education (2nd Edition)As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky’s theories, neo-Vygotskians’ findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development.  Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborati…